Incident Summary:

03/19/2009: On Thursday, near Diphu, Assam, India, a bomb exploded on a railtrack targeting the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express. The bomb caused no damage to the train and no casualties, but it created a two and a half foot deep crater on the track. Police suspect Karbi Longri National Liberation Front (KLNLF) to be behind the attack.

GTD ID:
200903190010

When:
2009-03-19

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Assam

City:
Near Diphu

Location Details:
A bomb exploded on a railtrack targeting the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express near Diphu, Assam, India.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express
Specific Description Railroad tracks
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive 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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
Sources
Hindu (India), "Narrow Escape For Rajdhani Passengers", http://www.hindu.com/2009/03/20/stories/2009032058480100.htm, March 20, 2009
Xinhua (China), "Bomb Blast Disrupts Train Services In NE India", http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-03/19/content_11035963.htm, March 19, 2009