Incident Summary:

08/25/2017: An explosive device detonated on a bridge in Teesta Bazar, West Bengal, India. There were no reported casualties in the blast. The Gorkha Liberation Army (GLA) claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

West Bengal

Teesta Bazar

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Darjeeling district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Bridge
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive 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 Liberation Army (GLA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Other)
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
"India: Posters Signed by Gorkha Liberation Army Claim Responsibility of Blasts in West Bengal," The Hindu Online, September 8, 2017.
"Gorkhaland agitation: 'Bomb blasts work of outsiders, Centre must step up border vigil'," Indian Express, August 27, 2017.
"India: Deb asks Centre to beef up vigil on borders in hills," The Telegraph Online, August 26, 2017.