Incident Summary:

01/23/2006: Suspected Maoist guerrillas blew up a state forest department bungalow that was under construction in Purulia, West Bengal, India, leaving a poster at the site asking people to make their boycott of Republic Day a success. Before the bombing, the perpetrators apparently first asked the caretaker and other staff to vacate the building. There were no casualties from the blast.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

West Bengal


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity West Bengal Forest Department
Specific Description Guest house
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 Unknown Explosive 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 - Maoist (CPI-Maoist) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
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
“India: Maoists Blow Up Forest Bungalow in W Bengal, Call For 26 Jan ‘Shutdown,’” The Times of India (Internet Version), January 23, 2006.
“Maoists Blow Up Forest Guest House in Purulia,” The Statesman, January 24, 2006.