Incident Summary:

04/11/2009: On Saturday, in the Dijaodra area of North Cachar Hills, Assam, India, assailants fired upon a goods train, killing two Special Police Officers (SPO), wounding one other, 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 Dijaobra

Location Details:
The attack took place in the Dijaodra area of North Cachar Hills, Assam, India.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity
Specific Description A goods 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 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
South Asia Terrorism Portal, "Two Special Police Officers Killed During Black Widow Attack on Goods Train in Assam," (April 13, 2009).
National Counterterrorism Center, "Two Police Officers Killed, One Other Wounded in Armed Attack by Suspected DHD-J in North Cachar Hills, Assam, India," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, December 18, 2009.
Hindustan Times, "Shut-down in Assam's North Cachar Hills District," Hindustan Times, LexisNexis Academic, Hindustan Times, April 12, 2009.