Incident Summary:

10/10/2014: Assailants abducted at least 16 construction workers in Rajivnagar village, Mamit district, Mizoram state, India. Five of the victims, all from the Chakma tribe, were released later the same day; police suspected that the remaining 11, who were Bengali natives, were being held in Bangladesh. The kidnappers demanded a ransom of Rs 30 lakhs in exchange for the remaining victims. The National Liberation Front of Tripora (NLFT) claimed responsibility for the incident. Additional sources also attributed joint partnership in the abduction to the Bru Democratic Front of Mizoram (BDFM).




South Asia

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Construction Workers
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 16
US Hostages 0
Outcome Combination
Ransom Yes
Total Ransom Amount Demanded 47292.00
Ransom Amount Demanded from US Sources 0.00
Total Ransom Amount Paid Unknown
Total Ransom Amount Paid by US Sources Unknown
Ransom Notes Unknown
Property Damage No
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
Additional Information Five of the kidnap victims were released on October 10th 2014. The fate of the other victims is unknown.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Bru Democratic Front of Mizoram (BDFM) No
National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"'No trace of 16 labourers abducted by NLFT',", October 13, 2014.
"Mizoram: Militants demand Rs 30 lakhs ransom for 11 kidnapped men," Indian Express, October 13, 2014.
"11 abducted persons still held in abductors' custody," Sangai Express, October 13, 2014.