Incident Summary:

04/10/2008: On Thursday, suspected Karbi Longri North Cachar Liberation Front (KLNLF) militants detonated a bicycle bomb that injured 35 people at a busy weekly market on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Road in Howraghat in the Indian district of Karbi Anglong, Assam province, India. No damage was reported and no claim of responsibility was made for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred at a weekly market on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Road in Howraghat in the Indian district of Karbi Anglong.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description A weekly market
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/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An I.E.D. placed on a bicycle was used in the bombing attack.
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 The available sources listed the injuries for these attacks cumulatively as 69, so these figures have been distributed evenly for these cases in order to preserve statistical accuracy in the database.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Karbi Longri North Cachar Liberation Front (KLNLF) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 35 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 35
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Telegraph, "Bicycle Bomb Rips Through Karbi Market," Telegraph, April 10, 2008.
Deutsche Presse-Agentur, "As Many as 40 Injured in Market Blast in North-Eastern India," Lexis Nexis, Deutsche Presse-Agentur, April 10, 2008.