Incident Summary:

12/12/2019: Assailants set fire to the residence of Binod Hazarika in Chabua, Assam, India. Hazarika, a BJP MLA, was not harmed as there were no reported casualties in the attack. This was one of two related arson incidents in Chabua on the same day. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Popular Front of India (PFI) and Maoists.




South Asia

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly
Specific Description Residence of Member: Binod Hazarika
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
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Lack of Intentionality
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. The attack may have been related to ongoing protests in the area.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Maoists No
Popular Front of India (PFI) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
"Maoists behind violence during anti-CAA protests in Assam: BJP," Northeast Now, January 2, 2020.