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Ara Civil Court bombing
Ara is located in India
Ara (India)
Location of blast
Location Ara, Bihar, India
Coordinates 25°33′48″N 84°39′53″E / 25.56333°N 84.66472°E / 25.56333; 84.66472
Date January 23, 2015 (2015-01-23)
11:30 am (UTC + 5:30)
Target Civilians
Attack type
Suicide bombing
Deaths 3 (including the bomber)
Non-fatal injuries
Suspected perpetrator
Sunil Pandey

On 23 January 2015, there was a bomb attack at the civil court premises of Ara, Bhojpur district, Bihar, India.[1][2]


There was a blast in the civil court premises around 11:35 am IST. A suspected woman might have carried out the suicide bombing as per initial findings. Two persons along with the woman were killed in the blast, one of them was a police constable. At least seven more people were injured in the attack.[1][2] Taking advantage of the chaos following the blast, two criminals under trial who were brought to the court for a hearing fled the premises.[3][4]


Bihar Police searched the whole court premises.[1][2] The police arrested Sunil Pandey the Janata Party United MLA in connection with the crime.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Bihar: Bomb blast in Arrah court premises, one feared dead, seven injured". Hindustan Times. 23 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Ara civil court blast: 3 dead; all aspects being probed, says Bihar Police". Zee News. 23 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Nanjappa, Vicky (23 January 2015). "Bihar explosion aimed at helping prisoners flee?". Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Blast kills two in India as security tightened for Republic Day". 23 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
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