Incident Summary:

09/12/2010: On Sunday night around 0400, near Jhargram in West Midnapore, West Bengal, India, unidentified militants blew up a Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) party office at Lodhasuli with a powerful landmine. The three-room building was completely destroyed, but no casualties were reported. No group claimed responsibility, but it was suspected that Communist Party of India-Maoists (CPI-M) were responsible.

GTD ID:
201009120004

When:
2010-09-12

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

West Bengal

City:
Near Lodhasuli

Location Details:
The attack took place at a Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) party office at Lodhasuli near Jhargram in West Midnapore.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Communist Party of India-Marxist
Specific Description A Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) party office
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Land Mine
Weapon Details
A landmine 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
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
Sources
"Press Trust of India, "Maoists Blow up CPI-M Party Office," LexisNexis Academic, Press Trust of India, September 12, 2010."
"Times of India, "Maoists Blow up CPI-M Party Office," Times of India, September 13, 2010, http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Maoists-blow-up-CPI-M-party-office/articleshow/6543051.cms."
"National Counterterrorism Center, "One Political Party Office Damaged in Improvised Explosive Device Attack by Suspected Maoist Faction in West Midnapore, West Bengal, India," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, January 6, 2011."