Incident Summary:

04/11/2008: On Friday, in Chittagong, Bangladesh, militants set fire to doors and windows of the Hathazari police station. They also destroyed four motorcycles and police barracks and injured 23 people, including three policemen. No group claimed responsibility.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place at the Hathazari Police Station in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Hathazari Law Enforcement
Specific Description The Hathazari Police Station in Chittagong
Nationality of Target Bangladesh
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
An unknown incendiary device was used in 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
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 0 Fatalities / 23 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 23
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"Daily Star, "Madrasa Students Go On Rampage, Storm Hathazari Police Station," Daily Star, April 12, 2008."