Incident Summary:

02/14/2017: Assailants abducted seven workers at a quarry in Sangkini Dapgre, Meghalaya, India. All seven hostages were released unharmed on February 18, 2017. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Achik Songna An'pachakgipa Kotok (ASAK).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Sangkini Dapgre

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Chokpot subdistrict of South Garo Hills district.

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 Quarry Workers: Shyama Rabha, Manoj Das, Dipak Baiswa
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 7
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 4
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included Khitish Rabha, Amulya Kalita, Dinobandhu Roy and Kameshwar Pandit.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Achik Songna An'pachakgipa Kotok (ASAK) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Seven abducted quarry workers released in GH,", February 20, 2017.
"Seven kidnapped in Garo Hills," Assam Tribune, February 15, 2017.
"Rescue operations on to trace seven abducted persons in Meghalaya," United News of India, February 15, 2017.