Incident Summary:

10/26/2015: Assailants detonated two explosive devices and opened fire on an Assam Rifles (AR) convoy in Khokai area, Kamjong subdivision, Ukhrul district, Manipur state, India. One soldier and one civilian were killed and an unknown number of soldiers were injured in the attack. The People's Liberation Army (India) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201510260023

When:
2015-10-26

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Manipur

City:
Kamjong

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Khokai area in Ukhrul district.

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 Convoy
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Two explosive devices and firearms 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
Additional Information The victims included Junior Commissioned Officer Suresh Tamang and Jeet Bahadur Tamang. Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
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 2 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"2 Assam Rifles jawans killed in ambushes," Assam Tribune, October 27, 2015."
"One AR JCO killed in attack, RPF claims hand," Sangai Express, October 26, 2015."
"Soldier killed in militant ambush in Manipur," Can India News, October 26, 2015."