Incident Summary:

09/18/2008: On Thursday morning at 1115, suspected United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) militants detonated an improvised explosive device inside Bijni government circle office compound in Bongaigaon, Chirang, Assam, India. The bomb blast injured 22 people, ten of whom were government employees, and damaged one bicycle on which the bomb was planted. No group or individual claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place near a market in a government office complex in Bongaigaon.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity
Specific Description The target of the attack was government office buildings near a 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
Unknown explosives 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 0 Fatalities / 22 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 22
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"South Asia Terrorism Portal, "22 Hurt in Bijni Blast," SATP,"
"Lexis Nexis, "Indo-Asian News Service," Indo-Asian News Service, September 18, 2008."
"Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, "20 Civilians and Government Employees Wounded in Bombing by Suspected UlFA in Chirang, Assam, India," National Counterterrorism Center, September 18, 2008."