Raw Data: Recent Attacks on Americans or American Interests in India

Bombing — Aug. 16, 2006:

Five people were killed and 50 injured, including five Americans, in an explosion at an International Society for Krishna Consciousness temple in Imphal. The bombing was timed to the celebration of Janmasthami, which honors the appearance or birthday of Krishna, so a large crowd of devotees were gathered at the temple.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. In the days after the attack, major militant groups in the region released statements denying their invovlement. Among these groups were the Kanglei Yawol Kanba Lup, the Kangleipak Communist Party, the People's United Liberation Front and the Peoples Liberation

Bombing — May 13, 2002:

Three bombs were thrown at a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Bihar. Two exploded, and the third was defused. No injuries were reported. Pamphlets left at the site condemned foreign goods. Police say that the bombing may be related to an extortion scheme.

The attack was reportedly blamed on "miscreants," but People's War Group and the Maoist Communist Center are active in Bihar.

Armed attack — Jan. 22, 2002:

Five security officers were killed and 20 injured when four gunmen on two motorcycles opened fire on the American Center in Calcutta.

The American Center houses the U.S. Information Service, the Embassy's Public Affairs and Press Offices and a Cultural Center. Two groups, Harakat-ul-Jehad Islami and Asif Raza Commandos, have each claimed responsibility.

On April 26, 2005, a court in Kolkata found seven people, including Aftab Ansari, the main accused, guilty of murder, conspiracy and waging war against the country.

Source: Lawson Terrorism Information Center