Incident Summary:

04/12/2009: On Sunday evening at about 2115, in Karbi Anglong, Assam, India, assailants detonated two improvised explosive devices on the railway tracks between Doldoli and Diphu railway stations then fired upon the engine car of the Kamrup Express passenger train, damaging the tracks and one railway car but causing no casualties. No group claimed responsibility, but authorities believed the Karbi Longri North Cachar Liberation Front (KLNLF) was responsible.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Karbi Anglong district

Location Details:
The attack took place in Karbi Anglong, Assam, India.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity
Specific Description A 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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Two improvised explosive devices 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 Claimed Responsibility
Karbi Longri North Cachar Liberation Front (KLNLF) (suspected) 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
Hindustan Times, "Twin Explosions in Assam, Marrow Miss for Kamrup Express," LexisNexis Academic, Hindustan Times, April 12, 2009.
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Railway Track, One Train Car Damaged in Armed and IED Attack by Suspected KLNLF in Karbi Anglong, Assam, India," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, December 18, 2009.
BBC Monitoring South Asia, "Express Train Escapes Blast in Northeast India," LexisNexis Academic, Press Trust of India, April 12, 2009.