Incident Summary:

08/02/2017: Assailants stopped and set fire to a truck transporting food in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India. An unknown number of passengers were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that the incident was carried out by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), which denied involvement.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

West Bengal


Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Darjeeling Railway Station.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Food Transportation Truck
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
Melee Unknown Weapon Type
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
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
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"GJM activists distribute vegetables to residents to beat food crisis in Darjeeling," Oneindia, August 3, 2017.
"Incidents of loot, arson on the rise in Darjeeling," Deccan Herald, August 2, 2017.
"Darjeeling: Vehicle ferrying food items set ablaze allegedly by GJM activists," Mumbai Mirror, August 2, 2017.