List of Terrorist Attacks in India

  • This article lists terror attacks from 1993 onwards, gives casualties and who responsible.

My favourite movie of the 1980’s was Ek Duji Ke Liye featuring Kamal Hasan and Rati Agnihotri. Another super Kamal movie was Sagar staring Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia.

During the run up to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls Kamal said Nathuram Godse was India’s first terrorist because he shot Gandhi dead. It set social media on fire. If one used Kamal’s faulty logic Abdul Rashid’s shooting Swami Shraddhananda dead, in 1926, would make him India’s first terrorist.  


Last year Communist leader Thomas Isaac termed protesting Hindus at Sabarimala as terrorists.


India has been a victim of terrorism from the 1980’s. This listing starts with the 1993 Mumbai Bomb Blasts followed by year wise details of terror attacks.  It excludes terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Bastar and insurgency in Christian majority states of Nagaland, Mizoram and Meghalaya.


Format is year, city, nature of terror attack, persons killed, who responsible and media report link. Every care is taken in compiling data, errors if any are inadvertent and unintentional.

1 1993 Mumbai Bomb Blasts - 257 dead. Convicted mastermind Yakub Memon.

Source India Today. Read report


2 1998 Coimbatore Bomb Attacks – 58 dead. Proclaimed offender Mankavu Rasheed.

Source Economic Times. Read report


3 2002 Kolkata Gunmen open fire on guards at U.S. Centre – 5 dead. Who responsible not known. 

Source Hindu Businessline. Read report


4 2002 Gandhinagar Akshardam Temple attack – 30 killed. Accused Mohammad Farooq Shaikh arrested in 2018.

Source India Today. Read report


5 2002 Mumbai in Train near Mulund – 11 dead. Key Saquib Nachan convicted. 

Source The Hindu. Read report


6 2003 Mumbai Car Bombs at Gateway of India and Zaveri Bazaar – 52 dead. Haneef Sayyed, 46, his wife Fahmeeda, 43, and 32-year-old Ashrat Ansari convicted.

Source LiveMint. Read report

Reflection of Dancing Hall in Surya Kund, Sun Temple Modhera.

7 2004 Assam blasts on August 15 – 17 dead. Suspected ULFA.

Source Read report


8 2005 Delhi Explosions Paharganj – 62 dead. Mastermind Tariq Ahmed Dar.

Source Read report


9 2005 IED kills on Patna New Delhi train – 10 dead. 

Source India Today. Read report Karachi Project


10 2005 Ayodhya Terror Attack - 2 dead. "The special court sentenced Irfan, Ashiq Iqbal alias Farooque, Shakeel Ahmed and  Mohammad Naseem." 

 Source India Today. Read report

11 2006 Varanasi Bombings at a temple and railway station – 21 dead. Accused Asadullah Akhtar. 

Source Indian Express. Read report


12 2006 Mumbai Train Bombings – 188 dead. “The special MCOCA court in 2015 gave five of them – Faisal Sheikh, Asif Khan, Kamal Ansari, Ehtesham Sidduqui and Naveed Khan – death sentence for planting the bombs.”

Source Hindustan Times Mumbai. Read report


13 2006 Malegaon Maharashtra - 37 dead. Accused Manohar Narwaria, Rajendra Chaudhary, Dhan Singh and Lokesh Sharma.

Source Economic Times. Read report


14 2007 Haryana Samjauhta Express – 68 dead. Swami Aseemanand etc acquitted.

Source Hindustan Times. Read report

Unakoti Tripura is a must visit. 

15 2007 Hyderabad Two Bomb Blasts – 44 dead. Two convicted Aneeq Shafique Sayeed and Mohammed Akbar Ismail.

Source Economic Times. Read report


16 2007 Hyderabad Mecca Masjid bomb explosions – 9 dead. 5 right wing activists charged acquitted. 

Source India Today. Read report


17 2007 Ajmer Dargah Bomb explosion – 3 dead. Court convicted Devendra Gupta, Sunil Joshi and Bhavesh Bhai Patel. 

Source Indian Express. Read report


18 2007 Ludhiana Punjab 3 cinema halls – 6 dead. Accused Sandeep Singh died in 2011 others acquitted. 

Source Hindustan Times. Read report


19 2007 Uttar Pradesh 6 blasts near Court houses of 3 cities – 13 dead. Convicted Mohammad Tariq Qasmi and Mohammmad Akhtar.  

Source The Hindu. Read report


20 2008 Jaipur Bomb blasts – 71 dead. Charge sheets filed against Shabaz Hussain, Mohammed Sarvar, Mohammed Saif, Saiffur Rahman and Mohammed Salman. Trial not complete.

Source Hindustan Times. Read report


21 2008 Delhi Five Bomb blasts – 30 dead. Claimed responsibility SIMI. Status of trial not known. 

Source Economic Times. Read report

Hampi is a must visit, atleast once in this birth.

22 2008 Mumbai 26/11/ - 195 dead.

Source India Today. Read report

23 2008 Bangalore 13 low intensity blasts – 1 dead. 

Source Read report

24 2008 Ahmedabad 20 blasts – 56 dead. Prime suspect Taufiq Alam.

Source India Today. Read report

25 2008 Malegaon Maharashtra blasts – 4 killed. Accused Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, Lt Col S P Purohit.  

Source Economic Times. Read report

26 2008 Guwahati 13 blasts – 90 dead. Convicted Ranjan Daimary, George Boro and others.

Source Hindustan Times. Read report

Loktak Lake Manipur is awesome, for honeymooners and others too.

27 2009 Guwahati 3 serial blasts – 5 dead. Alleged mastermind ULFA.

Source Economic Times. Read report

28 2010 Pune German Bakery – 17 dead. Convicted Mirza H Baig. 

Source Economic Times. Read report


29 2011 Mumbai 3 coordinated Bomb Attacks targeted at Dadar, Opera House and Zaveri Bazaar – 26 dead. Accused Y Bhatkal and A Akhtar. 

Source Economic Times. Read report

Mosques next to Bodhgaya Mandir and Sankaracharya Math Kanchipuram

30 2011 Delhi Blasts outside High Court – 15 dead. Accused Wasim Akhram Malik & others.

Source Hindustan Times. Read report

31 2013 Hyderabad two blasts – 16 dead. “Asadullah Akthar alias Haddi, Zia Ur Rahman alias Waqas, Mohammed Tahseen Akthar alias Hassan, Ahmed Siddibappa Zarrar alias Yasin Bhatkal and Ajaz Shaikh — were held guilty.”

Source The Hindu. Read report  

32 2013 Bodhgaya Bomb Blasts – Court convicted Umer Siddiqui, Azaharuddin Qureshi, Imtiyaz Ansari, Haider Ali and M Ansari.

Source Times of India. Read report


Wish my favourite actor Kamal and Thomas Isaac had done their homework before saying what they did. 


It is easy to find fault with others but difficult to look within and change.


Om Shanti Shanti Shanti

Also read

1 Deaths due to Left wing extremism

2 How many Indians died due to Terror Attacks including north-eastern states

3 Hindu victim of Hate Crimes

4 A Timeline of major strikes on security forces in J&K since 1999 

Receive Site Updates