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
"CoBRA trooper gets injured in pressure bomb blast in Bijapur," New Delhi Pioneer, September 30, 2016."
"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."