Incident Summary:

01/24/2015: An explosive device detonated at the Meino Leirak bridge in Sagolband neighborhood, Imphal district, Manipur state, India. There were no reported casualties; however, a passenger bus was damaged in the blast. The People's Liberation Army (India) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in protest of India's Republic Day celebrations, scheduled for January 26, 2015.

GTD ID:
201501240020

When:
2015-01-24

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Manipur

City:
Imphal

Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Meino Leirak bridge in the Sagolband neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Bus
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Remote Trigger
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
People's Liberation Army (India) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
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
Sources
"Two bomb blasts in Imphal," The Hindu, January 25, 2015."
"RPF claims hand in series of bomb blasts," Kangla Online, January 27, 2015."
"Three IEDs explode at three different places in Imphal," Kangla Online, January 25, 2015."