Incident Summary:

04/04/2016: An explosive device detonated near a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) temporary election office in Dudhnoi, Assam, India. At least three people were killed and 20 others were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA), which the group denied.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Specific Description Temporary Election Office
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden motorcycle was 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 The victims included Bapon Saha, Ajit Dutta, and Dipankar Saha. Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Goalpara blast: Cops suspect Ulfa (I)’s hand, outfit denies involvement," Hindustan Times, April 5, 2016."
"Police commando, ultra killed in encounter," Assam Tribune, April 5, 2016."
"Assam Blast Kills One, Injures 20," Outlook India, April 4, 2016."