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Chronology of major NE terror strikes

Following is the chronology of major terrorist strikes in Northeast since 1995 in reverse order.

india Updated: Jan 27, 2005 16:55 IST

2004

December 16: One person was killed and seven injured in a grenade blast by ULFA militants in the busy Paltan Bazaar area of Guwahati city.

December 14: ULFA launched a series of bombings in seven places across Assam, including one near the residence of a minister, killing three persons and injuring 45 others.

December 13: Suspected ULFA insurgents exploded two bombs killing two policemen and injuring eight at the Hatigaon police Outpost adjacent to the high security Dispur capital complex in Guwahati.

October 2: Serial bomb blasts and terrorist attacks took place all over Assam and in Dimapur, the commercial hub of Nagaland. In just two days, some 60 people added their names to the unending list of victims of terrorism.

August 15: ULFA militants killed 15 people, including seven children, and injured 21. The attack took place during the Independence Day parade.

March 24: Heavily armed separatist militants killed 21 villagers from a rival ethnic group in three attacks in Assam.

2003

June 23: ULFA ambushes an Army convoy at Juriapool in Assam’s Tinsukia district, killing a civilian and injuring 10 troops.

June 20: ULFA kills two CISF personnel in an encounter at Nagajan in Tinsukia district of Assam. It also blew up an empty crude oil tank with a rocket launcher. One ULFA man was also killed in the action.

• NDFB terrorists trigger off a time device blast at the railway tracks causing derailment of a goods-train in Kokrajhar district.

June 14: UPDS terrorists kill four persons and injure three more at village Langki Ranghang Bihari Basti in Karbi Anglong district.

June 10: Terrorists, allegedly belonging to Dima Halim Daogah (DHD)set ablaze 60 Hmar dwellings in two villages of Garden Basti and Saron in the North Cachar Hills district. DHD spokesman, however, later denied its involvement in the incident.

April 1: Bodies of 23 Hmars recovered near Mastul hill area, 15 km from Sonai, in Cachar district.

April 9: A group of approximately 40 armed DHD terrorists attack Hmar settlements and set ablaze 25 dwellings at Radzol, Harangajao police station-limits, North Cachar Hills district.

March 31: Hmar People’s Convention-Democrats (HPC-D) terrorists abduct 23 Dimasa tribals from Chekarcham and Meghnathal villages, Sonai police station limits in Cachar district and later kill them. Approximately 450 dwellings were also torched and some 500 persons were rendered homeless.

March 16: Six people are killed and 55 injured in an IED blast set-off by terrorists under a passenger bus, on National Highway No.7 at Bamunghopha in Goalpara district of Assam.

March 5: DHD cadres attack two Hmar villages–– Balmul and Multhajao in North Cachar Hills district in Assam forcing nearly 800 Hmars to desert their homes and flee to Hmar-dominated village of Hmarkhawlien in Lakhipur subdivision of adjoining Cachar district and Kolasib town in north Mizoram.

March 8:
ULFA blasts a 5 mn litre petrol reservoir at Digboi Refinery, in Tinsukia district of Assam, causing a loss of approximately Rs 200 mn to Indian Oil Corporation. In another blast, they damage a gas pipeline facility at Kathalguri in the same district.

February 10: Five Border Security Force (BSF) personnel are killed in a KYKL laid ambush near Leingangtabi along the Imphal-Moreh road in Manipur.

2002

Aug 17: KYKL announces imposing dress code in Manipur and sets Sep 20 as the deadline for the implementation under what it calls, ‘Operation New Kangleipak’.

Aug 17: ULFA men kill five Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M) activists in Jalpaiguri (West Bengal).

July 14: UNLF terrorists attack personnel of the Army’s Jat Regiment from atop the hills of Jujam near Jirighat, in Cachar district, Assam, killing three, including an officer and seriously injuring six others.

April 22: Two terrorists and three civilians are killed after clashes between PLA and Border Security Force between Sugnu and Sangaikot in Manipur.

April 9: People's Liberation Army kills four security force personnel at Pangei in Manipur.

February 21: UNLF terrorists kill four Assam Rifles personnel, including a Captain, and injure three others in an ambush near Yairipok Top Chingtha in Manipur.

January 18: NSCN-IM terrorists kill six rival NSCN-K cadres at Tenyiphe-II near Dimapur in Nagaland.

July 16: Manipur-based United National Liberation Front (UNLF), at ULFA's behest, kills three security force personnel near Jirighat in Assam's Cachar district.

Jan 7:
Suspected KYKL (Oken) terrorists trigger Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast killing four India Reserve Battalion (IRB) personnel in Mundum Mahadeva Lamkhai, Thoubal district in Manipur.