Incident Summary:

02/27/2009: On Friday night, 30 Communist Party of India- Maoist militants blew up the Panchayat (village-level local self Government) building in Mahdand village in Palamau, Jharkhand, India. No casualties were reported. No group claimed responsibility.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Palamu district

Location Details:
The attack took place at the Panchayat (village-level local self Government) building in Mahdand village in Palamau.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Indian Local Government
Specific Description The Panchayat (village-level local Government) building
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
Explosives Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
Unknown explosives were 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
Communist Party of India - Maoist (CPI-Maoist) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 30
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
Thaindian, "Maoists Blow Up Jharkhand Panchayat Building," (February 28, 2009).
South Asia Terrorism Portal, "Maoists Blow Up Government Buildings in Jharkhand," (March 02, 2009).