Incident Summary:

09/25/2001: At least 100 passengers on a train were inured when suspected members of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) remotely detonated a bomb placed under a bridge that the train was crossing over in Baghmara, Bongaingaon district, Assam, India around 7:00pm. The bomb derailed seven of the train's cars, but no one was killed. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity The North-East Express train and passengers
Specific Description At least 100 passengers on the North-East Express train
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 Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
Sources describe the bomb as being placed under a bridge and remotely detonated.
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 One of the sources says that at least 100 people were injured while another said at least 150 were injured.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 100 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 100
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Zarir Hussein, "Blast derails crowded train in India, 100 injured," Agence France-Presse, September 25, 2001.
"Train explosion: Bodo rebels back with bang," Indian Express, September 27, 2001.