Incident Summary:

05/19/2009: On Tuesday morning at 0800, between Mahur and Phaiding railway stations, in North Cachar Hills, Assam, India, approximately six armed assailants fired upon a goods train, causing no casualties or damage. No group claimed responsibility, but it was widely believed the Dima Halim Daogah-Jewel Garlossa (DHD-J) was responsible.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Mahur

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

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity
Specific Description The target was a commercial train.
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
Dima Halao Daoga (DHD) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 6
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
National Counterterroism Center,"One Train Targeted in Armed Attack by Suspected DHD-J in North Cachar Hills, Assam, India," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, January 04, 2010.
Jane's intelligence,"Suspected Black Widows Militants Attack Goods Train in India's Assam," Terroism Watch Report, May 20, 2009.