Incident Summary:

08/05/2016: Assailants threw grenades and opened fire at a market in Kokrajhar, Assam, India. At least 15 people, including an assailant and 14 civilians, were killed and 25 others were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), which the group denied. In addition, sources suspected the involvement of Muslim extremists.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Balajan Tinali market.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Market
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
AK-47s and grenades 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 attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Muslim extremists (suspected) No
National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) (suspected) Songbijit Faction No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 6
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 15 Fatalities / 25 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 15
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 25
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Islamist innuendos," The Statesman, August 22, 2016.
"Death toll in northeast India market attack hits 15," Gulf News, August 6, 2016.
"Gunmen kill 13 in attack on India market," The Nation Pakistan, August 5, 2016.