Incident Summary:

01/29/2014: Assailants opened fire on a village in Sonitpur district, Assam state, India. Ten civilians were killed and eight others were injured in the attack. Additionally, three individuals were reported to be missing. The National Liberation Council of Taniland claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that it carried out the attack in response to illegal evictions and to the Assamese people's encroachment onto Arunachal territory. However, officials rejected the claim and suspected that the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) was involved.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Sonitpur district

Location Details:
Incident occurred at a village in the Behali reserve forest.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Chaodhowa Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) (suspected) Sangbojit faction No
National Liberation Council of Taniland (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities / 8 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 8
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Arunachal police express surprise over NLCT demand," The Freepress Journal, February 25, 2014.
"Ten killed as attackers fire at Assam village," Chennai Online, January 29, 2014.