Incident Summary:

01/16/2018: Assailants opened fire on a convoy of ten oil tankers in Jagun, Assam, India. There were no reported casualties; however, the drivers were forced from the vehicles and at least nine tankers were set on fire during the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM), the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K), or the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) may have carried out the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Tinsukia district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Oil India Limited
Specific Description Oil Tankers
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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) (suspected) No
National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) (suspected) No
United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 15
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
"Extortion demand likely motive of militants," Assam Tribune, January 18, 2018.
"Eight tankers gutted in Assam rebel attack," The Times of India (TOI), January 17, 2018.
"9 oil tankers torched near Assam-Arunachal border," The Sentinel, January 16, 2018.