Incident Summary:

11/28/2017: Assailants raided a North Eastern Coalfields workshop in Tikok, Assam, India. At least two workers were injured and five vehicles were set on fire during the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM). Sources also suspected that the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) may have carried out the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Tinsukia district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity orth Eastern Coalfields of Coal India Limited
Specific Description Tikak Colliery
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Melee Blunt Object
Weapon Details
Fire and rifle butts 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) No
National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 25
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Assam : Suspected NSCN (IM) militants at...," India Blooms, November 30, 2017.
"Suspected NSCN-K rebels attack Tinsukia colliery," Times of India, November 30, 2017.
"Dumpers, generator set ablaze by rebels," The Telegraph (India), November 30, 2017.