Incident Summary:

04/10/2009: On Friday, between Haflong and Maibong, near Wadrengdisha, in North Cachar Hills, Assam, India, assailants fired upon the Badarpur-Lumding Barak Valley Express passenger train, killing one paramilitary member, wounding 14 civilians, and damaging the train. No group claimed responsibility, but authorities believed the Dima Halim Daogah-Jewel Garlossa (DHD-J) was responsible.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Maibang

Location Details:
The attack on the passenger train took place at the Wadrandisa station, in North Cachar Hills, Assam, India.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilians were targeted.
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity
Specific Description A passenger train
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
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 1 Fatalities / 14 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 14
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Xinhua News Agency, "One Killed, Fifteen Injured in Rebel Attack Upon Train in NE India," Xinhua News Agency, April 10, 2009,
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Paramilitary Member Killed, Fourteen Civilians Wounded in Armed Attack by Suspected DHD-J in North Cachar Hills, Assam, India," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, Decemer 18, 2009.
Hindu, "Assam: One Dead, 14 Injured as Ultras Attack Train," (April 10, 2009).