Incident Summary:

01/05/2007: Forty-eight Hindi-speaking migrant workers were killed and 19 injured after a series of 10 coordinated attacks by United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) in Assam, India that occurred overnight.

GTD ID:
200701050004

When:
2007-01-05

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Assam

City:
Sadiya

Location Details:
Attacks occurred 500 to 600 kilometers east of Gauhati in the remote town of Sadiya, and the districts of Tinsukia and Dibrugarh

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Migrant Workers
Specific Description Hindi-speaking minorities
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 Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 48 Fatalities / 19 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 48
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 19
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"48 Migrant Workers Killed, 19 Injured In Series of Attacks in India's Remote Northeast," Associated Press Worldstream, January 6, 2007.
"India: More on Killing of Migrant Laborers in Assam by Rebel Outfit," CNN-IBN, January 6, 2007.
"ULFA Killing Spree Claims 48 Lives," Hindustan Times, January 6, 2007.