Incident Summary:

05/10/2008: On Saturday night, at about 2200, in North Cachar Hills, Assam, India, 10 assailants fired upon workers at Migrain Bisu railway station, killing three railway construction workers and damaging the station. No group claimed responsibility, but it was widely believed the Dima Halim Daogah-Jewel Garlossa (DHD-J) was responsible.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


North Cachar Hills district

Location Details:
The attack took place in North Cachar Hills, Assam, India.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Three construction workers were targeted.
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Migrain Bisu Railway Station
Specific Description Migrain Bisu railway station
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms were used in the 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Dima Halao Daoga (DHD) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 10
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Press Trust of India, "DHD(J) Militants Attack Railway Station, Kill Three Persons," LexisNexis Academic, Press Trust of India, May 11, 2008.
National Counterterrorism Center, "Three Civilians Killed in Armed Attack by Suspected Dima Halim Daogah-Jewel Garlossa in North Cachar Hills, Assam, India," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, February 5, 2010.