Incident Summary:

08/09/2017: Assailants stopped and set fire to a truck carrying food supplies along National Highway 10 near Hanuman Jhora, West Bengal, India. There were no reported casualties in the attack. This was one of three similar attacks against vehicles in West Bengal on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

West Bengal

Near Hanuman Jhora

Location Details:
The incident occurred along National Highway 10 in the Kalimpong district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Vehicle Transporting Food Supplies
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
"Two vehicles set afire in Darjeeling, woman GJM activist held," Hindustan Times, August 9, 2017.
"West Bengal: Two vehicles torched as indefinite bandh enters 56th day in Darjeeling hills," Mumbai Mirror, August 9, 2017.