Incident Summary:

12/20/2017: Assailants detonated explosives and set fire to a mobile tower in Mirzadih, Jharkhand, India. There were no reported casualties, though the tower was damaged in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Communist Party of India - Maoist (CPI-Maoist).

GTD ID:
201712200028

When:
2017-12-20

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jharkhand

City:
Mirzadih

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Giridih district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Telecommunication
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Mobile Tower
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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
Communist Party of India - Maoist (CPI-Maoist) 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
Sources
"Maoist bandh in Jharkhand: Mobile tower set on fire, bombs and posters recovered," UNI (United News of India), December 20, 2017.
"Maoists torch mobile tower, police seize five IEDs," The Statesman, December 20, 2017.