Incident Summary:

10/27/2000: Six or seven suspected militants from the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) fired indiscriminately at Hindu devotees leaving a temple in Nalbari town, 120 kilometers (74 miles) west of Guwahati, the Assam state capital in India. 10 people were killed and 5 wounded in the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Hindu devotees leaving a temple in Nalbari town
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
Firearms Unknown Gun 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
Additional Information The attack took place a day after the biggest Hindu festival of Diwali, traditionally celebrated with pyrotechnics and candles. The celebrations can carry on for a week in some parts of the country.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 6
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Militants kill 18 in northeast India,” Xinhua News Agency, October 28, 2000.
Wasbir Hussain, “At least 13 dead in militant attacks in India's northeast,” Associated Press, October 27, 2000.
“Rebels kill 10 Hindus in front of temple in northeastern India,” Agence France Presse, October 27, 2000.