Incident Summary:

11/20/2013: An assailant planted a timed explosive device in a rail car at the Kamakhya station in Kamakhya town, Assam state, India. Authorities were able to diffuse the device before it detonated. This was one of three attempted bombings in Assam state on this day. The National Liberation Front of Bengalis (NLFB), has claimed responsibility for the coordinated incidents.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident took place in Kamrup district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Alipurduar-Kamakhya Intercity Express
Specific Description Train
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Time Fuse
Weapon Details
A one-kilogram timed explosive device containing ball bearings, wires, and batteries and hidden inside a lunch box was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 Liberation Force of Bengalis (Bangali Janamukti Bahini) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
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
"Timed bomb defused at Kamakhya station," The Times of India (TOI), November 22, 2013.
"India: RPF Team Finds IED Inside Rail Coach at Kamakhya Station in Assam; Major Tragedy Averted," The Telegraph Online, November 21, 2013.
"IED in Alipurduar train to Assam," Calcutta Telegraph, November 21, 2013.