Incident Summary:

07/15/2003: Maoist Communist Centre (MCC) activists detonated dynamite to blow up tracks near Nadda, India on Narkatiaganj-Gorakhpur section under Samastipur division of East Central Railway (ECR). The damage to the tracks caused the derailment of an engine and three coaches of the Gorakhpur-Narkatiaganj passenger train in Bihar State, but there were no deaths or injuries. This was one of four connected attacks carried out by MCC on trains on the same day.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Nadda

Location Details:
The attack happened near Nadda, India, along the Narkatiaganj-Gorakhpur section of railway.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Indian Railway System
Specific Description Train track along the Narkatiaganj-Gorakhpur section near Nadda, India
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Dynamite/TNT
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Maoist Communist Center (MCC) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
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
“Roundup: Suspected Maoists derail trains after blowing track,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, July 15, 2003.
“Maoist Rebels derail trains in major attacks in eastern India,” Agence France Presse, July 15, 2003.
“MCC,” The Press Trust of India, July 15, 2003.