Incident Summary:

12/02/2008: On Tuesday morning, at 0800, a bomb attack on a to Tinsukia passenger train in the Diphu area of the Karbi Anglong district in the Indian state of Assam killed three civilians and wounded at least 30 others.The bomb was kept inside coach number 8209 of 901 Lumding-Tinsukia passenger train. The bomb exploded as the train entered Diphu railway station. The roof of the train was blown off in the explosion. While no one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, an intelligence official said the Karbi Longri North Cachar Hills Liberation Front is a suspect.




South Asia

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Location Details:
The attack took place as the train entered the Diphu railway station in the Karbi anglong district in the Indian state of Assam.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity
Specific Description A passenger train
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
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
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 3 Fatalities / 30 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 30
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
United Press International, "Karbi Ultras Trigger Blast in Train; Three Dead," Lexis Nexis, United Press International, December 2, 2008.
South Asia Terrorism Portal, "Three Persons Killed and 30 Injured in Bomb Blast in Assam," South Asia Terrorism Portal, (December 2, 2008).
Wasbir Hussain, "Bomb Blast Kills Two, Wounds 30 in India," Yahoo, (December 2, 2008).