Incident Summary:

11/20/2013: A timed explosive device was discovered at the entrance to an ongoing cultural festival in Kokrajhar district, Assam state, India. The device was later safely detonated without causing any injury or property damages. 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:


Kokrajhar district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Raas Mela
Specific Description Festival
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 three-kilogram timed explosive device planted inside a rice sack 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: Personal claim)
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
"Bomb detected from the site of Raas Mela at Kokrajhar," The Sentinel, November 22, 2013.
"Bomb planted near post office in Assam recovered," Times of India, November 21, 2013.
"Three bombs recovered in Assam, defused,", November 21, 2013.