Incident Summary:

04/08/2009: On Wednesday morning around 0930, in Jungum, North Cachar Hills, Assam, India, assailants fired upon a five-vehicle convoy of Election Commission's observers, causing no casualties or damage. An improvised explosive device was also triggered targeting the convoy, but missed. No group claimed responsibility, but authorities believed the Dima Halim Daogah-Jewel Garlossa (DHD-J) was responsible.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


North Cachar Hills district

Location Details:
The attack took place in Jungum, North Cachar Hills, Assam, India.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Indian Election Commission
Specific Description The convoy of the Election Commission
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device and unknown firearms 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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Dima Halao Daoga (DHD) (suspected) Jewel Garlossa No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
United News of India, "Poll Observer?s Convoy Attacked in Assam," LexisNexis Academic, United News of India, April 08, 2009.
Indian Express, "Militants Attack Poll Observer in Assam," LexisNexis Academic, Indian Express, April 09, 2009.
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Convoy Targeted in Armed Attack by Suspected DHD-J in North Cachar Hills, Assam, India," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, December 18, 2009.