Incident Summary:

01/22/2017: Assailants abducted four bus and truck drivers in Kolapara, Meghalaya, India. The outcome of the kidnapping is unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that Achik Songna An'pachakgipa Kotok (ASAK) carried out the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Truck Drivers: Babu Das, Nilip Ch Momin, Anup Hazrat
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 4
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom Yes
Total Ransom Amount Demanded 31110.00
Ransom Amount Demanded from US Sources 0.00
Total Ransom Amount Paid Unknown
Total Ransom Amount Paid by US Sources Unknown
Ransom Notes A ransom of 2,000,000 Indian Rupees ($31,100) was demanded.
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Achik Songna An'pachakgipa Kotok (ASAK) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 6
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 breakthrough in GH abduction case,", January 24, 2017.
"4 kidnapped in SGH,", January 23, 2017.
"Four persons kidnapped in South Garo Hills," Assam Tribune, January 22, 2017.