Incident Summary:

06/29/2008: On Sunday, six people were killed and 35 others, including two policemen, were injured in an explosion by suspected United Liberation Front of Assam militants in a marketplace in Kumarikata village, Guwahati, Assam, India. Another bomb was recovered and defused by police at the site.

GTD ID:
200806290001

When:
2008-06-29

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Assam

City:
Kumarikata

Location Details:
The bombing occurred in a marketplace in Kumarikata village, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indian Law Enforcement
Specific Description Two policemen were targeted.
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilians at the market
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages 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
Two unknown explosive devices 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
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 6 Fatalities / 35 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
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
Sources
"South Asia Terrorism Portal, "Explosion Kills Six Persons in Assam," South Asia Terrorism Portal, June 30, 2008."
"Lexis Nexis, "Six Killed, 35 Hurt in Bombing in India's Northeast," Agence France Presse, June 29, 2008."
"Lexis Nexis, "Six Killed in Market Bombing in India's Assam State," Deutsche Presse Agentur, June 29, 2008."