Incident Summary:

11/27/2003: Five policemen were injured and their jeep was damaged when they drove over a land mine in Salboni, India. The device was believed to have been planted by members of the People’s War Group. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

West Bengal


Location Details:
This attack occurred in the Salboni area of West Midnapore District.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indian Police
Specific Description Policemen in a vehicle in the Salboni area
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 Land Mine
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
People's War Group (PWG) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“5 Policemen Injured in Bengal Landmine Blast,” The Hindu, November 28, 2003.
“Cops Survive Naxalite Blast in Mindapore,” The Economic Times, November 29, 2003.