Incident Summary:

04/10/2006: Suspected Karbi militants hurled a grenade and wounded at least two BSF jawans who were on poll duty in the area near Hawraghat, India. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
Near Hawraghat

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Electorate in Assam
Specific Description Voting security in Assam
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Military of India
Specific Description Two BSF jawans on poll duty near Hawraghat
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/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Attacks on jawans occurred as they provided polling security for elections in Assam, which went against the boycott and intimidation of the electorates by several militant groups in tribal dominated Karbi Anglong (District).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Karbi Longri North Cachar Liberation Front (KLNLF) Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“India: Assam Records 65 Percent Polling Despite Rain, Violence; 1 Killed, 7 Hurt,” New Delhi The Asian Age (Internet Version-WWW) in English, April 11, 2006.