Incident Summary:

2/28/2009: On Saturday, CPI-Maoists bombed a railway station at Chandiposh on Rourkela-Barasuan section, about 30 kilometers from Rourkela. Soon after, station master S K Singh and his assistant Samir Mukherjee were found missing. Police suspect the two might have been kidnapped by the Maoists. No casualties were reported. No group claimed responsibility.




South Asia

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Location Details:
The attack took place at the Chandiposh Railway Station on the Rourkela-Barasuan section, about 30 kilometers from Rourkela, Sundargarh.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Chandiposh Railway Station
Specific Description The Chandiposh Railway Station
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 2
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
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
Additional Information It is unclear the length of detainment and the outcome of the two station workers, station master S K Singh and his assistant Samir Mukherjee.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Communist Party of India - Maoist (CPI-Maoist) (suspected) No
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
South Asia Terrorism Portal, "Bomb Blasts Triggered By the CPI-Maoist- 2009," (February 28, 2009).
Indiaexpress, Debabrata Mohanty, "Maoists Blow up Rly Station in Orissa," (March 01, 2009).