Incident Summary:

05/12/2008: On Monday morning, at about 1130, in Migrendisa, North Cachar Hills, Assam, India, assailants fired upon railway construction employees working at a construction site, killing two workers and wounding one other. No group claimed responsibility, although it was widely believed the Dima Halim Daogah-Jewel Garlossa (DHD-J) was responsible.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Migrendisa

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

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description Railway construction employees
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
National Counterterrorism Center, "Two Civilians Killed, One Other Wounded in Armed Attack by Suspected Dima Halim Daogah-Jewel Garlossa in North Cachar Hills, Assam, India," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, February 5, 2010.
Hindustan Times, "Two More Workers Killed," LexisNexis Academic, Hindustan Times, May 12, 2008.