Incident Summary:

05/26/2016: Two explosive devices detonated targeting an Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) patrol in Moirangpurel, Manipur, India. One IRB member was injured in the blast. The People's Liberation Army (India) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201605260028

When:
2016-05-26

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Manipur

City:
Moirangpurel

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Imphal East district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB)
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
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
Additional Information The victims included Sandeep.
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 / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"IRB man hurt in IED blasts," Sangai Express, May 26, 2016."
"India: Manipur: Day after Army chief's visit, BSF jawan injured in IED explosion," The Indian Express Online, May 26, 2016."
"IRB trooper injured in insurgent attack in Manipur," Big News Network, May 27, 2016."