Incident Summary:

03/13/2017: An explosive device detonated targeting a police station along the Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Maynamati, Chittagong, Bangladesh. There were no reported casualties in the blast. In addition, a second explosive device was defused at the scene. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201703130020

When:
2017-03-13

Country:
Bangladesh

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Chittagong

City:
Maynamati

Location Details:
The incident occurred along the Dhaka-Chittagong highway, near Comilla.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Highway Police
Specific Description Moynamoti Police Station
Nationality of Target Bangladesh
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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Two crude bombs were 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
Unknown 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
Sources
"Bomb blast in front of police station," Bangladesh Daily Star, March 14, 2017."
"Bomb goes off in front of police station in Comilla," United News of Bangladesh (AsiaNet), March 14, 2017."