Incident Summary:

03/31/2015: Assailants detonated an explosive device and opened fire on an Assam Rifles (AR) patrol in Kamjong subdivision, Ukhrul district, Manipur state, India. Two soldiers and an assailant were killed and one soldier was wounded in the attack. The People's Liberation Army (India) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in retaliation for the harassment of civilians by military personnel.

GTD ID:
201503310020

When:
2015-03-31

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Manipur

City:
Kamjong

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Assam Rifles (AR)
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
People's Liberation Army (India) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"EKCA refutes claims," Sangai Express, April 2, 2015."
"India: Two Personnel of Paramilitary Force Assam Rifles Killed in Ambush by Militants in Manipur," The Assam Tribune Online, April 1, 2015."
"Three killed in Ukhrul ambush," Calcutta Telegraph, March 31, 2015."