Incident Summary:

09/06/2017: An explosive device detonated near a Public Works Department (PWD) bungalow in Mirik, 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


Location Details:
The incident occurred Darjeeling district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Public Works Department (PWD)
Specific Description Bungalow
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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: Unknown)
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
"IED explosion rocks Mirik, GLA claims responsibility," Press Trust of India, September 7, 2017.
"India: Posters Signed by Gorkha Liberation Army Claim Responsibility of Blasts in West Bengal," The Hindu Online, September 8, 2017.
"Explosion reported in Darjeeling’s Mirik, GLA posters under police scanner," Financial Express, September 7, 2017.