Incident Summary:

12/07/2016: Security forces discovered and defused an explosive device in Sukma, Chhattisgarh, India. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Maoists.

GTD ID:
201612080017

When:
2016-12-07

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Chhattisgarh

City:
Sukma

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Pressure Trigger
Weapon Details
A five-kilogram pressure bomb was 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
Maoists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Three IEDs planted by naxals unearthed in Chhattisgarh," Financial Express, December 8, 2016."
"CRPF team seizes powerful IED in naxal-hotbed Sukma district," Times of India, December 8, 2016."
"Powerful IED seized by CRPF in Naxal hotbed Sukma," NewsReality.com, December 7, 2016."