Incident Summary:

12/04/2009: On Friday, in Lodhasuli, West Midnapore, West Bengal, India, assailants set fire to vehicles on the National Highway-6 Mumbai Road, destroying two buses and one automobile but causing no injuries. No group claimed responsibility, although it was widely believed Maoist Communist Centre (MCC) - India was responsible.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

West Bengal


Location Details:
The attack occured on the National Highway-6 Mumbai Road in Lodhasuli, West Midnapore, West Bengal, India.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity
Specific Description Two buses
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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
Maoist Communist Center (MCC) (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
National Counterterroism Center, "Two Buses, One Automobile Destroyed in Arson by Suspected Maoist Faction in West Midnapore, West Bengal, India," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, April 23, 2010.
Hindustan Times, "Maoists Unleash Violence in West Bengal," LexisNexis Academic, Hindustan Times, December 05, 2009.