Maoists abducted a British official who was part of a team recruiting Gurkha soldiers in what represents the first abduction of a foreigner since the insurgency began. He was released two days later. Maoists also attacked the Gaida Wildlife Resort in the Chitwan district in the central Terai, forcing German tourists staying there to evacuate their lodgings, then burned eight cottages to the ground. None of the tourists were hurt but their belongings were destroyed. This attack was the first by the Maoists on a resort that caters to foreign tourists. Maoists have also disrupted development programs of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), forcing the closure of all six ACAP tourist checkpoints on the south side of the Annapurna Circuit trekking route, and four of seven conservation offices.