Incident Summary:

04/02/2014: Assailants opened fire on contractors in Barabandha village, Kokrajhar district, Assam state, India. Three people were killed and one was injured in the attack. National Santhali Liberation Army (NSLA) claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Construction Workers: Rajib Mashahary, Kaibur Sheik, Ashatun Bibi
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Three AK-47 rifles and a fourth unknown firearm 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
National Santhali Liberation Army (NSLA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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
"3 killed in Kokrajhar rebel attack," The Times of India (TOI), April 4, 2014.
"Workers killed in Assam firing," Calcutta Telegraph, April 2, 2014.
"Militant attack kills 3 in Assam," The Echo Of India, April 2, 2014.