Incident Summary:

09/05/2015: Assailants opened fire on Assam Rifles (AR) soldiers between B Bongjang and T Motjang area, Tengnoupal village, Manipur state, India. At least three assailants were killed and one was injured in the assault. The People's Liberation Army (India) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201509050082

When:
2015-09-05

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Manipur

City:
Tengnoupal

Location Details:
The incident occurred between B Bongjang and T Motjang

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
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
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
An AK-47 assault rifle and two 9-mm pistols were used in the attack.
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 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Indian Security Forces Kill Three Suspected Cadres of Manipur Rebel Group PLA Near Burma Border," The Assam Tribune Online, September 7, 2015."