Incident Summary:

12/02/2006: An explosion occurred near a petrol station in the Bhutanese town of Phuntsholing, killing at least four men, three of them Indians. Bhutanese officials blamed the explosion on Indian separatist rebels active in the border area, but no claim of responsibility was reported.

GTD ID:
200612020014

When:
2006-12-02

Country:
Bhutan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Chukha

City:
Phuntsholing

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Petrol station
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Bhutan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
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
Sources
Bhutan Seals Borders With India After Blast, Agence France-Presse, December 2, 2006