Incident Summary:

02/28/2011: On Monday night, at Lakrai More in Tandua area in Chatra, Jharkhand, India, unidentified militants triggered a landmine as a jeep carrying seven policemen drove by. Three policemen were killed, four others were injured and the jeep was damaged in the attack. The Maoists also seized the weapons from the Policemen before escaping. No group claimed responsibility, but it was suspected that Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-M) militants were responsible.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Tandwa

Location Details:
The attack took place at Lakrai More in Tandua area in Chatra, Jharkhand, India.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Jharkhand Law Enforcement
Specific Description A police jeep was targeted in the attack.
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
Explosives 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 3 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Times of India, "Two Policemen Killed in Jharkhand Landmine Blast," Press Trust of India, March 1, 2011,
South Asia Terrorism Portal, "Three Policemen Killed in Maoists Landmine Blast in Jharkhand," NDTV, (March 1, 2011).
Jane’s Intelligence, “IED Kills Three Police Officers in India's Jharkhand,” Terrorism Watch Report, NDTV, March 1, 2011.