Incident Summary:

08/09/2017: Assailants attempted to stop a vehicle transporting newspapers on Rohini Road in Kurseong, West Bengal, India. There were no reported casualties as the driver evaded the assailants. This was one of three similar attacks against vehicles in West Bengal on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that the attack was carried out by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

West Bengal


Location Details:
The incident occurred on Rohini Road in the Zero Point neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Vehicle Transporting Newspapers
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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
"Suspected Gorkha activists burn newspaper vendor vehicle at Kurseong, indefinite shutdown enter 58 days in Darjeeling," United News of India, August 9, 2017.
"Mirik BDO's home stoned," Calcutta Telegraph, August 9, 2017.