Incident Summary:

07/12/2008: On Saturday, in Mandu, Bastar, Chhattisgarh, India, assailants attacked a market, killing one police officer and one civilian; wounding one police officer and one civilian; and damaging the market. The assailants also looted one rifle from the police officers. No group claimed responsibility, but it was widely believed a Maoist faction was responsible.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place in Bastar, Chhatiisgarh, India.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description The target was a market.
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"United News of India,"CONSTABLE KILLED IN NAXAL ATTACK," LexisNexis Academic, United News of India, July 20, 2008."
"National Counterterroism Center, "One Police Officer, One Civilian Killed, One Police Officer, One Civilian Wounded by Suspected Maoists in Bastar, Chhattisgarh, India," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, January 25, 2010."