Incident Summary:

04/22/2008: On Tuesday, 11 people privately contracted for construction work in the Koderma-Hazaribagh railway line were assaulted by the 50 militants of the Jharkhand Liberation Tigers (JLT) at Mahagona in the Hazaribagh district, Jharkhand province, India. The JLT militants also destroyed the construction material and set ablaze the compressor machine and road rollers. The ultras had demanded levy from the construction company. No claim of responsibility was made for the incident.




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Location Details:
The attacks took place at the Koderma-Hazaribagh railway line at Mahagona in the Hazaribagh district, Jharkhand province, India.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description Eleven contractors working for a construction company
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Other
Name of Entity
Specific Description Construction material and the compressor machine and road rollers were also targeted.
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
An unknown incendiary device was used in the arson 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
Jharkhand Liberation Tigers (JLT) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 50
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 11 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 11
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
South Asia Terrorism Portal, "JLT Cadres Assault 11 Civilians in Jharkhand," (accessed April 23, 2008).
United News of India, "Ultras Disrupt Construction at Koderma-Hazaribagh Rail Line," UNI, April 22, 2008.