Incident Summary:

05/22/2009: On Friday afternoon at 1300, between Mahur and Phaiding railway stations, in North Cachar Hills, Assam, India, approximately eight armed assailants fired upon a goods train, wounding two railway employees and three paramilitary members and seven police officers and damaging the train. 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 incident occurred between Mahur and Paidig railway stations.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description The targets were railway employees.
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity
Specific Description The additional target were paramilitary members.
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indian Law Enforcement
Specific Description The additional target were police officers.
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 Claimed Responsibility
Dima Halao Daoga (DHD) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 8
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 12 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 12
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
National Counterterrorism Center, "Two Civilians, Three Paramilitary Members, Seven Police Officers Wounded in Armed Attack by Suspected DHD-J in North Cachar Hills, Assam, India," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, January 4th, 2010.
South Asia Terrorism Portal, "Terrorist Attacks on Railways in India ," (May 7th, 2010).
Telegraph, "DHD-J Targets Train, Twelve Hurt," Telegraph, May 22nd, 2009.