Incident Summary:

01/20/2006: In a series of related incidents, suspected ULFA members exploded a bomb at the entrance of a state-owned petroleum refinery in the city of Guwahati in Assam, India. Ten people were wounded but the refinery itself was not damaged. This attack was part of a string of grenade attacks and bomb blasts across Assam, India, mostly targeting gas, oil, and power installations, in addition to security forces.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Guwahati oil refinery
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
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) (suspected) Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“India: Blasts Damage 4 Gas, Power Installations in Assam, Police Suspect ULFA,” The Times of India, January 22, 2006.
“Ten Injured as Bomb Explodes in Refinery in Northeast India,” AFP, January 20, 2006.
"India-Explosion-Toll/GNR,” IRNA, January 20, 2006.