Incident Summary:

03/18/2009: On Wednesday, in the Kafitoli Karbi Anglong, Assam, India, Karbi Longri National Liberation Front (KLNLF) militants shot and killed a civilian and kidnapped four others in an attack. They also set fire to the vehicle.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Karbi Anglong district

Location Details:
Karbi Longri National Liberation Front (KLNLF) militants shot and killed a civilian and kidnapped four others in an attack in the Kafitoli, Karbi Anglong. The exact location is unknown.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 4
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms were used in the attack. An unknown incendiary device was 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 0
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
Jane's Intelligence, "KLNLF Militants Kill Civilian In India's Assam", Terrorism Watch Report, March 19, 2009
National Counterterrorism Center, "Four Civilians Kidnapped, One Other Killed in Armed Attack by Suspected Karbi Longri North Cachar Liberation Front in Karbi Anglong, Assam, India," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (December 15, 2009).