"armed men had assaulted the Indian parliament"

Indian Parliament Building
Creative Commons AttributionIndian Parliament Building - Credit: Shahnoor Habib Munmun
On 13th December 2001, five gunmen attacked the Indian Parliament building in New Delhi. The Prime Minister had already left, but other ministers were in the building when the shooting began. The five terrorists, six policemen and one civilian were killed in the gun battle which raged for an hour, but no MPs were hurt or killed. India blamed the Pakistani terrorist groups Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed for the attack, and in December 2002 four members of the latter were arrested and trialled, one of whom was put to death. The incident led to a mobilisation of Indian troops against Pakistan on 20th December 2001, and the India-Pakistan stand-off which lasted into 2002.