Incident Summary:

09/30/2016: An explosive device detonated near Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA) soldiers in Basaguda, Chhattisgarh, India. At least one soldier was injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Maoists.

GTD ID:
201609300006

When:
2016-09-30

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Chhattisgarh

City:
Basaguda

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA)
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Land Mine
Weapon Details
A pressure-triggered 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information The victims included Head Constable Sunil Kumar.
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 / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Chhattisgarh: CoBRA jawan injured in naxal blast," Indian Express, September 30, 2016."
"CoBRA jawan injured in IED blast in Chhattisgarh," United News of India, September 30, 2016."
"CoBRA trooper gets injured in pressure bomb blast in Bijapur," New Delhi Pioneer, September 30, 2016."