Incident Summary:

12/31/2013: A group of 50 armed assailants raided a road construction site in Khaira village, Gaya district, Bihar state, India. The assailants harassed construction workers and set several pieces of equipment on fire. No one was injured in the attack; however, several pieces of construction equipment were damaged. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Maoists.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident took place in Gaya district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Construction Site
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 Gasoline or Alcohol
Melee Hands, Feet, Fists
Weapon Details
Oil 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
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
"Attack, arson by Maoists at highway construction site," Times of India, January 1, 2014.
"Maoists set construction company vehicles on fire in Gaya," TruthDive, January 1, 2014.