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Terrorist Attacks in Delhi

Terrorist attack poses significant threat to any region. Being at the centre, having multicultural population and centre of main government offices, Delhi always faces the risk of terror attacks. 

The national capital has been the victim of the dreaded terrorist activities from time to time. These terrorist attacks have resulted in great loss of lives and property in the National Capital Territory. 

In order to curb the menace of terrorism the government has also taken necessary steps by alerting the citizens, tightening security in the crowded places like temples, bazaars, government offices and malls and so on. The most heinous of the terrorist attacks taking place in the history of the city have been the ones mentioned here.

Parliament Attack in DelhiAttack on Indian Parliament

One horrendous attack in the national capital was the December 13, 2001, attack on the Indian Parliament. 

The attack took place around 11:40 am. The terrorists entered the Parliament in a car through the VIP gate of the building dressed in commando fatigues. 

Massive blasts were set off with the use of explosives and grenades and they also used AK-47 rifles for the attack. The 45-minute gun battle killed 9 policemen and parliament staff. All the five terrorists involved in the horrifying attack were, however, killed by the security forces.

Attack at Delhi High Court

Another horrendous attack in the national capital was the 2011 High Court bombing. This bomb blast was identified to be one set in the briefcase and took place at morning on September 7, 2011, outside gate No 5 of the Delhi High Court. Nearly 76 people were injured and 12 people were killed in the attack.

Terror Attacks in DelhiSerial Bomb Blasts in Delhi

The 2005 Delhi bombings occurred on 29th of October in which nearly 60 people were killed and atleast 200 left injured in a couple of explosions. 

Just before the festival of Diwali three bomb attacks shook the national capital. The first blast occurred in the Paharganj market near the New Delhi railway station at 5.38 pm. 

The second bomb blast took place near a bus in Govindpuri area at 6.00 PM.

2008 Bombings in Delhi

A series of blasts took place on September 13, 2008, at various places in Delhi. Five synchronized bomb blasts within a difference of few minutes rocked Delhi. 

Around 30 people were killed and over 100 were injured in the blast. The first blast took place at Gaffar market in which the explosive was kept near a car.  It was followed by two explosions that took place in Connaught Place in which the bombs went off in dustbins in and around Connaught Place

Attack on Red Fort

Terrorist led an attack on the Red Fort on December 22, 2000. Two soldiers and one civilian were killed in the incident.

Blast in Mehrauli flower market

On September 27, 2008, a bomb blast took place in Mehrauli flower market. Three people were killed and twenty-three were injured. The bomb blast occurred exactly two weeks after the five serial blasts in Delhi on 13 September 2008.

Attack on Israeli Diplomats

On February 13, 2012, terrorists led an attack on Israeli diplomats in New Delhi. A bomb exploded on an Israeli diplomatic car in Delhi injuring an embassy staff member, a local employee and two passersby. 

List of Terror Attacks in India

# Date Incidents & Description Location People Killed
1 29380 Mandai massacre Tripura 500
2 30896 Meenambakkam bomb blast Tamil Nadu 30
3 31965 1987 Haryana killings Haryana 36
4 33379 Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi Tamil Nadu 15
5 33404 1991 Punjab killings Punjab 126
6 33528 1991 Rudrapur bombings Uttarakhand 41
7 33550 1991 Kalyan train bomb blast Mumbai 12
8 12 March 1993 1993 Bombay bombings 257 700+
9 16 March 1993 1993 Bowbazar bombing Kolkata (Formerly Calcutta), West Bengal 69
10 9 April 1993 Palar blast Karnataka 22
# Date Incidents & Description Location People Killed
8 29380 Mandai massacre Tripura -84.57142857
9 30896 Meenambakkam bomb blast Tamil Nadu -132.8571429
14 22 May 1996 1996 Dausa blast Rajasthan 14
15 30 December 1996 Brahmaputra Mail train bombing Assam 33
16 14 February 1998 1998 Coimbatore bombings Tamil Nadu 58
17 20 May 2000 Bagber massacre Tripura 25
18 May–July 2000 2000 Church bombings of South India Karnataka, Goa and Andhra Pradesh 0
19 9 June 2001 Charar-e-Sharief mosque attack Charari Sharief 4
20 22 December 2000 2000 terrorist attack on Red Fort Delhi 3
21 1 October 2001 2001 Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly car bombing Jammu and Kashmir 38
22 13 December 2001 2001 Indian Parliament attack in New Delhi Delhi 7
23 22 January 2002 American Cultural Centre attack Kolkata 5
24 13 May 2002 2002 Jaunpur train crash N/A 12
25 30 March 2002 2002 Raghunath temple attacks Jammu 11
26 10 September 2002 Rafiganj train wreck Bihar 200
27 24 November 2002 2002 Raghunath temple attacks Jammu 14
28 6 December 2002 2002 Mumbai bus bombing Mumbai 2
29 21 December 2002 Kurnool train crash Andhra Pradesh 20
30 24 September 2002 Attack on Akshardham temple Gujarat 31
31 27 January 2003 January 2003 Mumbai bombing Mumbai 1
32 13 March 2003 March 2003 Mumbai bombing 10
33 23 March 2003 2003 Nadimarg Massacare Nadimarg, Jammu and Kashmir 25
34 25 August 2003 August 2003 Mumbai bombings Mumbai 52
35 2 January 2004 Jammu railway station attack Jammu 4
36 15 August 2004 2004 Dhemaji school bombing Assam 18
37 5 July 2005 2005 Ram Janmabhoomi attack Ayodhya 6
38 28 July 2005 2005 Jaunpur train bombing N/A 13
39 29 October 2005 2005 Delhi bombings: Three powerful serial blasts in New Delhi at different places Delhi 70
40 28 December 2005 2005 Indian Institute of Science shooting Karnataka 1
41 19 February 2006 2006 Ahmedabad railway station bombing Gujarat 0
42 7 March 2006 2006 Varanasi bombings: Three synchronized terrorist attacks in Varanasi in Shri Sankatmochan Mandir and Varanasi Cantonment Railway Station Varanasi 28
43 11 July 2006 2006 Mumbai train bombings: Series of 7 train bombing during the evening rush hour in Mumbai Mumbai 209
44 8 September 2006 2006 Malegaon bombings: Series of bomb blasts in the vicinity of a mosque in Malegaon, Maharashtra Maharashtra 40
45 18 February 2007 2007 Samjhauta Express bombings Haryana 70
46 18 May 2007 Mecca Masjid bombing Hyderabad 16
47 25 August 2007 August 2007 Hyderabad bombings - Two blasts in Hyderabad's Lumbini park and Gokul Chat. 42 54
48 11 October 2007 Ajmer Dargah bombing Rajasthan 3
49 14 October 2007 One blast in a movie theatre in the town of Ludhiana Ludhiana 6
50 24 November 2007 A series of near-simultaneous explosions at courthouse complexes in the cities of Lucknow, Varanasi, and Faizabad Uttar Pradesh 16
51 1 January 2008 Terror attack on CRPF camp in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh by Lashkar-e-Taiba 8 5
52 13 May 2008 Jaipur bombings: 9 bomb blasts along 6 areas in Jaipur Jaipur 71
53 25 July 2008 2008 Bangalore serial blasts: 8 low intensity bomb blasts in Bangalore Bangalore 1
54 26 July 2008 2008 Ahmedabad bombings: 17 serial bomb blasts in Ahmedabad Gujarat 56
55 13 September 2008 13 September 2008 Delhi bombings: 5 bomb blasts in Delhi markets Delhi 33
56 39718 27 September 2008 Delhi bombing: Bombings at Mehrauli area, 2 bomb blasts in Delhi flower market 3 21
57 39720 29 September 2008 western India bombings: 10 killed and 80 injured in bombings in Maharashtra (including Malegaon) and Gujarat bomb blasts Maharashtra 10
58 39722 2008 Agartala bombings Agartala 4
59 39742 2008 Imphal bombing Imphal 17
60 39751 2008 Assam bombings Assam 81
61 39778 2008 Mumbai attacks Mumbai 171
62 39814 2009 Guwahati bombings Assam 6
63 39909 2009 Assam bombings 9 63
64 40222 2010 Pune bombing Pune 17
65 40224 Silda camp attack West Bengal 28
66 40274 April 2010 Maoist attack in Dantewada Chhattisgarh 84 (including 8 terrorists)
67 40315 2010 Dantewada bus bombing 31-44 15
68 40326 Jnaneswari Express train derailment West Bengal 148
69 40519 2010 Varanasi bombing Varanasi 2
70 40737 2011 Mumbai bombings Mumbai 26
71 40793 2011 Delhi bombing Delhi 15
72 40952 2012 attacks on Israeli diplomats 0 4
73 41122 2012 Pune bombings Pune 0
74 41326 2013 Hyderabad blasts Hyderabad 18
75 41346 March 2013 Srinagar attack Jammu and Kashmir 7
76 41381 2013 Bangalore blast Bengaluru 0
77 41419 2013 Naxal attack in Darbha valley Chhattisgarh 32
78 41449 June 2013 Srinagar attack Jammu and Kashmir 8
79 41462 July 2013 Maoist attack in Dumka Chhattisgarh 2
80 Bodh Gaya bombings Bihar 0 5
81 41574 2013 Patna bombings 6 85
82 41634 2013 Jalpaiguri bombing West Bengal 5
83 41709 2014 Chhattisgarh attack Chhattisgarh 16
84 41754 Blast in Jharkhand Jharkhand 8
85 41757 Blast in Budgam District Jammu and Kashmir 0
86 41760 2014 Chennai train bombing Tamil Nadu 1
87 May 2014 Assam violence Assam 33
88 41771 Maoist blast in Gadchiroli District Jharkhand 7
89 41996 December 2014 Assam violence Assam 85
90 42001 2014 Bangalore bombing Bengaluru 1
91 42083 2015 Jammu attack Jammu and Kashmir 6
92 4–9 June 2015 2015 Manipur ambush Manipur 176 (including 158 terrorists)
93 42212 2015 Gurdaspur attack in Dina Nagar, Gurdaspur district Punjab 10
94 42371 2016 Pathankot attack in Pathankot Air Force Station, Pathankot 7
95 42546 2016 Pampore attack Pampore 8
96 42587 2016 Kokrajhar shooting Kokrajhar, Assam 14
97 42631 2016 Uri attack Uri, Jammu & Kashmir 23
98 42646 2016 Baramulla attack Baramulla, Jammu & Kashmir 5
99 42649 2016 Handwara attack at rashtriya riffles camp Handwara, Jammu & Kashmir
100 42703 2016 Nagrota army base attack Nagrota, Jammu & Kashmir 10
101 42801 2017 Bhopal–Ujjain Passenger train bombing Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
102 42849 2017 Sukma attack Sukma district, Chhattisgarh 26
103 42927 2017 Amarnath Yatra attack Anantnag, Jammu & Kashmir 8
104 43141 2018 Sunjuwan attack Sunjuwan, Jammu and Kashmir 11
105 43172 2018 Sukma attack Sukma district, Chhattisgarh 9
106 43510 2019 Pulwama attack Awantipora, Jammu & Kashmir 46
107 43531 2019 Jammu Bus stand grenade blast[42] Jammu City, Jammu & Kashmir 3
108 43564 2019 Dantewada attack Dantewada, Chhattisgarh 5
109 2019 killing of RSS worker in Kishtwar[44] Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir 2
110 43586 Gadchiroli Naxal bombing Maharashtra, Deccan Plateau 16
111 43628 June 2019 Kashmir attack Awantipora, Jammu & Kashmir 5(+1)

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