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United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA)

The Terrorist group "United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA)" is an almost insignificant association in a worldwide comparison. It is active in India. In the years 2012 to 2016 alone, a total of 88 terrorist acts with 30 killed people were registered.

The most frequently affected targets were Private citizens and Police. The most common forms of terrorism were Bombing and Armed Assault.

Overview: Terrorism

List of Terror Groups

Comparison by country

Number of attacks since 1994

Only those acts of terrorism were evaluated, in which the terrorist organisation United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) claimed the main responsibility. There may well be further attacks on which United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) has declared itself to be a subordinate group or in which a subordinate role has been identified by the authorities. These cases are not covered here. Neither were incidents before 1994 evaluated.



Primary attack targets



Type of attacks



India 1994 to 2016

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Assam2915191,8739
Meghalaya416101
Manipur2900
Rajasthan1490
West Bengal110800
Uttaranchal1500
Nagaland112400
Maharashtra1000
Arunachal Pradesh1001


All information sourced from the "National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism" (START) and its Global Terrorism Database. For the definition of a terrorist act see the introduction of our terrorism pages.