Incident Summary:

03/31/2013: An explosive device was discovered and defused in Goalpara district, Assam, India. The device had been planted on a road between two towns. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, security forces attributed the attack to the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Goalpara district

Location Details:
The incident occurred between Kanyakuchi and Saljhar

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A roadside explosive device weighing three to four kilograms, containing electrical devices including wires and a bulb, and concealed in a red plastic bag was 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
National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) (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
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"Army neutralize IED, gun down rebel in Assam," The Times of India (TOI), April 1, 2013.
"Highlights: Northeast Indian Press 31 March-3 April 2013," India -- OSC Summary, March 31, 2013.