Incident Summary:

1/7/2001: Suspected members of the United Peoples Democratic Solidarity (UPDS) attacked the family of Benson Ingti, a local Karbi tribesman, near Diphu, Assam, India. After entering the home of the tribesman, the militants lined up the seven members of the household and opened fire on them. Four were killed and three were seriously injured. The motive behind the attack is unknown.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Diphu

Location Details:
Karbi Anglong district, 310 kilometers east of Gauhati

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 Benson Ingti and his family
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
United People's Democratic Solidarity (UPDS) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 9
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Tribal militants kill four in India's Assam state," Agence France-Presse, January 8, 2001.
Wasbir Hussain, "Militants kill four family members in India's northeast," Associated Press, January 8, 2001.
"Militants kill 4 family members in India's Assam," Reuters, January 7, 2001.