Incident Summary:

01/03/2001: Fighting broke out in Keshpur, Midnapore District, West Bengal, India with some associated with the Trinamool Congress being subjected to stoning and shootings. Authorities believed 15 to be injured. Members of the Communist Party of India - Marxist (CPI-M) were believed to be responsible.

GTD ID:
200101030003

When:
2001-01-03

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

West Bengal

City:
Keshpur

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Indian Government Officials
Specific Description Trinamool Congress
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Communist Party of India- Marxist Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 15 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 15
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
“Trinamool Calls Bandh,” The Hindu, January 5, 2001.
Mangala Prasad Roy, “Violence Mar Mamata’s Meeting in Midnapore,” The Times of India, January 4, 2001.