Incident Summary:

04/16/2009: On Friday, in Karbi Anglong, Assam, India, assailants fired upon a polling booth, causing no casualties or damage. 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 the Perkup region of Karbi Anglong, Assam, India.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Indian Polling Station
Specific Description A polling booth was targeted in Karbi Anglong.
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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 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
Jane's Intelligence, "KLNLF Militants Attack Polling Booth In India's Assam," Terrorism Watch Report, April 17, 2009.
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Polling Booth Targeted in Armed Attack by Suspected KLNLF in Karbi Anglong, Assam, India," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, December 18, 2009.
United News of India, "Gun Battle At Assam Polling Booth," LexisNexis Academic, United News of India, April 16, 2009.