Major Massacres by Terrorists in 2008
December 1: At least three persons, including a child, were killed and 30 others injured in a bomb blast suspected to have been triggered by the KLNLF in a passenger train at Diphu railway station in the Karbi Anglong District. According to police sources, the bomb was kept inside coach number 8209 of 901 Lumding-Tinsukia passenger train. The bomb exploded at around 8am (IST) as the train entered Diphu railway station. While no one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, an intelligence official said the KLNLF is a suspect.
November 17: A civilian, Newton Saikia, who was wounded in the October 30-bomb blasts, succumbed to his injuries at the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital, raising the death toll of the serial bomb blasts to 87.
November 3: Three civilians belonging to non-Assamese community were killed by KLNLF militants at Bamuni Sukanjuri village under Samaguri police station in the Nagaon District bordering the Karbi Anglong District. Police sources said that the killing was the result of failure of the victims to meet the extortion demands by the militants.
November 3: The death toll in the October 30 serial blasts rose to 84 with three more people succumbing to their injuries.
November 2: The death toll in the serial bomb blasts in Assam rose to 81 with four more persons succumbing to their injuries in Guwahati. While three died at the Guwahati Medical College Hospital, another died at Basistha Army Hospital, official sources said, adding that the conditions of 20 other injured persons were critical.
October 30: A total of 77 persons were killed and about 300 injured in nine near-simultaneous blasts in Assam capital Dispur and adjoining city Guwahati and three other Districts- Kokrajhar, Barpeta, and Bongaigaon.
October 30: BW militants killed at least seven police personnel at Langlai near Thujuari of North Cachar Hills District. Three militants were also killed in the retaliatory firing. Haflong police sources said that the BW militants opened fire on the police party who were carrying the body of a DHD leader, Naklai Dimasa, who was killed by the BW militants on October 29 from Haflong Civil Hospital to Diyongmukh after the post mortem. Out of the seven slain police personnel, four were constables in the 8th Battalion of Assam Police; two were from the District Armed Branch and one Home Guard. Meanwhile, Dinob Dimasa, spokesman of Black Widow, denied the outfit's involvement in the ambush.
September 30: The dead bodies of four youths were recovered from a mass grave in the reserve forest at Kakopathar in the Tinsukia District, where makeshift camps of the '28th battalion' of the ULFA were located a few months ago. The mass grave was suspected to be the dumping ground of dead bodies of those who had been abducted and later killed by the ULFA militants.
September 10: Unidentified militants opened fire indiscriminately in the market place at Bogajuli Belaisribazar in the Baksa District killing three persons. The slain persons were identified as Suresh Basumatary, Sabu Basumatary and Dominique Basumatary.
June 29: Seven persons are killed and 35 others, including two policemen, are injured in an explosion at a weekly crowded marketplace in the Kumarikata village of Nalbari District.
May 15: Suspected BW militants hijacked five cement-laden trucks and subsequently killed the five drivers and their five helpers near Krumgminglangsu village in the North Cachar Hills District
May 11: A group of around 10 armed BW militants shot dead eight labourers engaged in the construction of a railway quarters at Thoibasti in the North Cachar Hills District.
April 29: Four children, including one minor girl, are killed in a grenade blast at Kolaigaon in the Chirang District.
March 24: Three persons, including two railway employees Keshab Malakar and Masab Palai, were killed and two others wounded when the BW militants attacked Harangajao railway station in the North Cachar Hills District.
March 15: Four persons were killed and more than 50 others, including some women and children, were injured in a grenade blast at Jonai in the Dhemaji District. According to official sources, about 15,000 people gathered in a field near the Jonai circuit house to celebrate Ali-Aye-Ligang, a festival of the Mising community, when suspected ULFA militants lobbed a grenade at the crowd.
February 19: Five employees of a private cement factory, Vinay Cements, were killed while another was injured in an attack by the BW militants in the North Cachar Hills District.
March 9: Four Hindi-speaking people were shot dead by the ULFA militants at a brick kiln near Udalguri tea estate in the Dibrugarh District.
February 11 : Four persons, including an Assam Police Battalion soldier, were killed and two more injured when Black Widow militants ambushed a convoy of the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd officials 20-km from Umrangsu in the North Cachar Hills District.