Incident Summary:

11/19/2016: An explosive device detonated and assailants opened fire targeting a military convoy near Digboi, Assam, India. Three soldiers were killed and four soldiers were injured in the attack. The United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out with the People's Liberation Army (India), the United National Liberation Front (UNLF), the People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK), and the People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak-Progressive (PREPAK-P). Sources also attributed the attack to the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Digboi

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Indian Army
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
An explosive device, rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), mortars, grenades, and AK-47 assault rifles 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information The victims included Multan Singh, Rishipal Singh, and Narpat Singh.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) No
People's Liberation Army (India) No
United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) Paresh Barua Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Ulfa(I), NSCN(K) militant ambush kills three soldiers in Assam," Deccan Chronicle, November 20, 2016."
"ULFA(I) claims responsibility for attack on Army convoy in Assam," Hindustan Times, November 20, 2016."
"Arunachal Pradesh: Relative Peace Persists," India Blooms, January 30, 2017."