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Chronology of major NE terror strikes

Following is the chronology of major terrorist strikes in north-east since 1995 in reverse order.

india Updated: Oct 13, 2003 15:16 IST


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.


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.


November 2: NSCN-IM kills four civilians at Namphai, Changlang district, Arunachal Pradesh.

July 29: Two CRPF security force personnel and a driver of the vehicle they were travelling in killed and five more security force personnel injured in an IED explosion caused by suspected ULFA terrorists at Bhalukjuli in Goalpara district of Assam.

June 6: Twelve security force personnel injured in a pre-dawn rocket attack by suspected ULFA terrorists on a Central Resrve Police Force (CRPF) camp at Dhupdhara in Goalpara district.

May 3: Six AGP activists killed and 16 civilians injured in separate attacks by suspected ULFA terrorists in Nalbari and Goalpara districts.

May 1: General secretary of Assam's BJP Jayanta Dutta and four other persons are killed and nine others injured in separate ULFA attacks in Dibrugarh town.


Dec 7:
Twenty eight Hindi-speaking traders and farm workers from Bihar were killed by suspected ULFA terrorists near Sadiya.

Nov 28: Three non-Assamese, Biharis, were killed by ULFA terrorists in Tinsukia district.

Nov 26: Four non-Assamese, 'Biharis' were killed by ULFA terrorists.

Oct 27: ULFA terrorists massacre nine persons and hurt 12 others in the Nalbari district.

Oct 23: Fifteen people were killed by suspected ULFA terrorists in two separate incidents in Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts.

February 8: Suspected PREPAK terrorists hurl a powerful grenade at the private residence of Manipur Chief Minister W Nipamacha Singh, in Wangboi, Imphal district.


Nov 29: Nagaland Chief Minister SC Jamir narrowly escapes an attempt on his life when the NSCN-IM attacked his convoy, killing two policemen, near Pherema, about 45 kms from Kohima.

Oct 2: ULFA attacks Assam Revenue Minister Dr Zoii Nath Sharma's convoy. Sharma escapes unhurt while three Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) activists and a security guard are killed.

Sept 24: ULFA kills Dr Pannalal Oswal, the BJP candidate for the Dhubri Lok Sabha (Parliamentary) seat, ahead of the polls.

May 11: Seven security force personnel were killed and two others injured in an ambush laid by ULFA terrorists in Nagaon district.

April 6: Two security force personnel were killed and six others injured when a PREPAK terrorist snatched a rifle from a jawan in Bagbassa camp of Assam Rifles in North Tripura and fired indiscriminately.

Feb 15: UNLF militants kill nine security force personnel in Churachandpur district of Manipur.


Dec 20:
Six security force personnel and four civilians killed in an ambush laid by ULFA terrorists in Dhubri district in Assam.

Sept 28: Seven security force personnel killed in an ambush laid by ULFA terrorists in Goalpara district of Assam.

April 30: About a hundred activists belonging to Muivah-Swu and Khaplang factions of National Socialist Council of Nagaland are killed in violent clashes.


July 4: Prominent social activist Sanjoy Ghosh killed by suspected ULFA terrorists.

June 8: Assam CM Prafulla Kumar Mahanta escapes a bid on life when ULFA terrorists attack his convoy in Guwahati.


Dec 10: NSCN-IM terrorists gun down 30 Kukis in Dimapur.

Aug 19:
ULFA kills 13 security force personnel in three separate attacks.

May 18: ULFA guns down Ravi Kant Singh, Superitendent of Police, Tinsukia district of Assam.


December 4: Nine security forces personnel killed in an ambush laid by NSCN-IM terrorists.

Nov 23: Five security force personnel and their civilian driver killed in an ambush laid jointly by ULFA and Bodo Security Force (BdSF) terrorists.

Aug 3: ULFA terrorists kill eight security force personnel in an ambush in Kamrup district of Assam.


December 15: Fifteen security forces personnel killed in an ambush laid by NSCN-IM terrorists near Mokokchung town.

May: More than 90 people are killed in Pangal-Meitei communal clashes in Manipur.

First Published: Oct 13, 2003 15:16 IST