Defence

Six terror attacks that shook India

1993 Bombay BlastsBCCL - Non Copyright
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1993 Bombay Blasts
The scourge of terrorism has impacted nations across continents and India has been among the worst-hit.

Here is a list of 6 worst terrorist attacks India faced resulting in heavy causalities:

1993 Bombay Blasts: On March 12, 1993, India's financial capital Mumbai was hit by 13 explosions in different parts of the city. About 260 people died and over 700 were injured in one of the largest coordinated terror attacks on Indian soil. The first blast took off at around 1:30 in the Bombay Stock Exchange building and after that a series of car and scooter bombs went off at regular intervals at many locations in the city over the next 2 hours.
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​2001 Parliament Attack
Five Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists on December 13, 2001 attacked the Parliament of India resulting in a 45-minute gun battle in which 9 policemen and parliament staffer were killed. The terrorists wearing commando dress entered Parliament in cars carrying Ministry sticker through the VIP gate of the building.

The attack led to a military standoff between India and Pakistan. Both the nuclear-armed countries moved huge amount of armed forces along the LoC in the region of Kashmir.
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​2006 Mumbai Train Bombing
On 11 July, a series of seven bomb blasts, spanning 11 minutes, took off in Suburban Railways in Mumbai. The blasts killed 209 people and injured over 700 more. The bombs were set off in pressure cookers.
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​26/11 Mumbai attack in 2008
Country's financial capital was hit by another coordinated attacks in 2008. 10 Pakistan-based LeT terrorists carried out 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks lasting four days across the city. At least 174 people died and more than 300 were wounded.
​2016 Uri AttackAgencies
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​2016 Uri Attack
Four heavily-armed terrorists in 2016 attacked Indian Army's 12 Brigade headquarters in Uri town of Jammu and Kashmir. It was reported as "the deadliest attack on security forces in Kashmir in two decades", where 18 soldiers were killed. Nearly 10 days after the attack, Indian Army carried out surgical strikes against terror launchpads on and along the Line of Control (LoC).
​2019 Pulwama AttackAgencies
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​2019 Pulwama Attack
In one of the most deadliest terror attacks on security forces, at least 44 CPRF personnel were killed and another 20 injured when a JeM terrorist drove an explosive-laden SUV into a convoy of vehicles in Pulwama district of J&K.

Around 12 days after the attack, in the wee hours of February 26, IAF jets bombed the JeM camp in Balakot, in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region, reportedly killing hundreds of militants.
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