Incident Summary:

11/20/2017: Assailants raided a construction camp for the Durgawati Reservoir Project (DRP) in Rohtas district, Bihar, India. An unknown number of staff members were injured and a vehicle was set on fire in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that Maoists may have carried out the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Rohtas district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Baba Hans Construction Company
Specific Description Camp
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 Blunt Object
Weapon Details
Fire and gun butts were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Police suspected that farmers, whose land had been taken for the project, may have carried out the attack.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Maoists (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 7
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
"Maoists abduct forest official in Bihar, demand Rs 8 lakh ransom," Hindustan Times, November 21, 2017.