Incident Summary:

05/10/2016: Assailants attacked a construction company office and held employees hostage near Bela, Gaya district, Bihar, India. The employees were released unharmed after the assailants set fire to some equipment. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Revolutionary Communist Centre (RCC).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Bela

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Gaya district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Barricade Incident)
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Construction Company Office
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages Unknown
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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
Revolutionary Communist Centre (RCC) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 13
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
"Maoists attack road construction co office," Times of India, May 11, 2016.