Incident Summary:

10/23/2008: On Thursday, militants of the Jharkhand Liberation Tigers (JLT), also known as the People's Liberation Front of India, set afire six vehicles of a private construction company near Tetai village in the Latehar district of Jharkhand, India. Claiming responsibility for the attack, the PLFI claimed the construction company was continuing work despite the shutdown call given by the outfit in protest against the killing of one of its leaders. No casualties were reported.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Latehar district

Location Details:
The attack took place near a private construction company near Tetai village.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description Six vehicles of a private construction company
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
Trucks were set on fire by the militant group.
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) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
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
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Thaindian, "Maoists Torch 12 Vehicles to Enfore Strike in Jharkhand," Thaindian,