Incident Summary:

07/19/2017: Assailants set fire to the Rajeshwari community hall in Kurseong, West Bengal, India. There were no reported casualties. This was one of four related incidents in West Bengal on this date. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), which denied involvement.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

West Bengal


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Rajeshwari Community Hall
Specific Description Community Hall
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) (suspected) 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
"HILLS ON FIRE - Century-old auditorium set ablaze in Kurseong," Times of India (Electronic Edition), July 20, 2017.
"TMC office set on fire by GJM," Political & Business Daily (India), July 19, 2017.
"Century-old community hall, TMC office burnt down in hills," Indian Express, July 19, 2017.