Incident Summary:

07/19/2017: Assailants set fire to a police vehicle in Chowkbazar area in Darjeeling, 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).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

West Bengal


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Chowkbazar area of the city

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indian Police Service (IPS)
Specific Description Vehicle
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) 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.
"Darjeeling unrest: Police vehicle, community hall vandalised after pro-Gorkhaland rally," Hindustan Times, July 19, 2017.
"Gorkhaland unrest: Trinamool Congress office, community hall burnt down in hills," Mumbai Mirror, July 19, 2017.