Incident Summary:

02/15/2008: In seemingly related incidents late Friday evening (around 10:30 p.m. local time), approximately 400 presumed Naxalites (Maoist insurgents), including women and children, carried out simultaneous attacks on the police training school, armory and the police station in Nayagarh District of Orissa, India in order to steal weapons and ammunition. In these related incidents along with the subsequent attack in the Daspalla District, collectively 13 police officers and one civilian were killed and 10 civilians were injured in these attacks.

GTD ID:
200802150097

When:
2008-02-15

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Orissa

City:
Nayagarh District

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indian police forces
Specific Description Nayagarh Police Station
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indian police forces
Specific Description Nayagarh police training school
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indian police forces
Specific Description Nayagarh armory
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
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
Naxalites No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 400
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 34 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 34
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 20
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"“Indian paramilitary deploys 600 troops in eastern town after Maoist killings," PTI News Agency, February 16, 2008."