Incident Summary:

11/20/2018: Assailants abducted Apurba Kakoti in Jagun, Assam, India. The fate of Kakoti, a stone quarry manager, is unknown. The United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201811190027

When:
2018-11-20

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Assam

City:
Jagun

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 Stone Quarry Manager: Apurba Kakoty
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
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
United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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
Sources
"Prime suspect nabbed, rescue operation intensified," The Sentinel, November 24, 2018.
"Tea garden manager abducted by Ulfa-I'," The Telegraph (India), November 22, 2018.
"Tea garden manager, stone quarry manager & trader kidnapped in," Business Standard India, November 21, 2018.