Incident Summary:

09/28/2016: An explosive device detonated near Indian Armed Forces soldiers in Karel Valley, Narayanpur district, Chhattisgarh, India. Following the blast, assailants then opened fire on the soldiers. At least one soldier was killed and two others were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Maoists.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Narayanpur district

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Karel Valley.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Indian Armed Forces
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information The victims included Assistant Constable Puran Potai.
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 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Chattisgarh: Jawan killed, two others injured in bomb blast triggered by Maoists," India Everyday, September 28, 2016."
"Jawan killed, 2 others hurt in blast triggered by Maoists," Hindustan Times, September 29, 2016."
"DRG trooper killed in blast triggered by ultras," New Delhi Pioneer, September 28, 2016."