Incident Summary:

12/31/2013: Assailants detonated an explosive device and set fire to the Bharti Airtel Limited mobile phone tower installation in Kalia Atal village, Koraput district, Odisha state, India. No one was injured in the attack; however, the installation suffered damages. No group claimed responsibility; however, officials attributed the incident to Maoists.

GTD ID:
201312310070

When:
2013-12-31

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Odisha

City:
Kalia Atal

Location Details:
The incident took place in Koraput district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Telecommunication
Name of Entity Bharti Airtel Limited
Specific Description Cell Phone Tower
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/Bombs/Dynamite Remote Trigger
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
Maoists 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
"BSF, Maoists Exchange Fire in Odisha," Outlook India, January 1, 2014.
"Maoists torch mobile phone tower equipment in Odisha," India Today, January 1, 2014.