Incident Summary:

03/15/2008: Four people were killed and 53 injured in a grenade attack by suspected ULFA on a tribal gathering in Murkongselek village located in Assam, India.

GTD ID:
200803160004

When:
2008-03-15

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Assam

City:
Murkongselek

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Assam Police
Specific Description Assam Police Personnel
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Missing Tribe
Specific Description Missing Tribespeople festival
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
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) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 53 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 53
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Four killed, 53 injured in grenade attack in north-east India,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, March 16, 2008"
"3 killed, 50 hurt in grenade blast in India,” ABC Premium News, March 16, 2008."