Incident Summary:

04/28/2005: A police superintendent escaped a mine attack in Ongole, India that left one person dead and nine others injured. Following the explosion, the perpetrators fired at policemen in the area sparking a gun battle. Authorities blamed Communist Party of India - Maoist (CPI-M) members for perpetrating the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Andhra Pradesh


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Ongole Police Department
Specific Description Superintendent of Police, Mahesh Chandra Laddha
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Ongole Police Department
Specific Description Ongole policemen
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Land Mine
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
A claymore mine was used to start off 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
Additional Information Authorities believed that the perpetrators had placed the bomb on a bicycle that had been left outside of a nearby temple.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Communist Party of India - Maoist (CPI-Maoist) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 9 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 9
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
“Police Officer Escapes Blast Triggered by Maoists in Andhra; 1 Dead,” The Hindu, April 28, 2005