Incident Summary:

09/18/2010: On Saturday, on the Indo-Bangla border in Karimganj, Assam, India, a group of at least six unidentified militants with AK 47s attacked a vehicle transporting six employees of the Dulbcherra tea estate. Two employees of a tea garden, identified as Kasab Chandra Baroi, the plantation supervisor, and Nilam Sinha, his assistant, were shot and killed. A security guard of the plantation, identified as Hemanta Nath, was also injured in the attack. No damages were reported and no group claimed responsibility, but it was suspected that cadres of the United Democratic Liberation Army (UDLA) were responsible.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place on a vehicle carrying tea planter employees on the Indo-Bangla border in Karimganj.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Dulbcherra Tea Estate
Specific Description Employees of the Dulbcherra tea estate
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
AK 47s 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
United Democratic Liberation Army (UDLA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 6
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 Civilians Shot Dead in Assam," Telegraph, (September 20, 2010).
Press Trust of India, "Two Tea Garden Employees Killed by Militants," LexisNexis Academic, Press Trust of India, September 18, 2010.
National Counterterrorism Center, "Two Civilians Killed, One Civilian Wounded in Armed Attack by Suspected UDLA in Karimganj, Assam, India," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, January 10, 2011.