Incident Summary:

02/02/2015: Ten assailants abducted 22 people, including two Border Roads Task Force (BRTF) employees, from an area between Chikha and Tuipuibari villages, Mamit district, Mizoram state, India. The assailants initially demanded a ransom of $7,882.65 and ten women's watches, but it is unclear if the ransom was ever paid. Twenty of the hostages were released shortly after the abduction, Mohammad Buizul Islam was released on February 8, 2015, and Hokum Singh was released on February 9, 2015. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the abduction to both the Bru Democratic Front of Mizoram (BDFM) and the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Mamit district

Location Details:
The incident occurred between Chikha and Tuipuibari villages

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Border Roads Organization (BRO)
Specific Description Employees: Hukum Singh, Thangchhuaha
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 22
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 7
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom Yes
Total Ransom Amount Demanded 7882.65
Ransom Amount Demanded from US Sources 0.00
Total Ransom Amount Paid 0.00
Total Ransom Amount Paid by US Sources 0.00
Ransom Notes The assailants originally demanded $23647.95 but later lowered this amount to $7882.65 and ten women's watches and two mobile handsets.
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Bru Democratic Front of Mizoram (BDFM) No
National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 10
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
"Two abducted BRO workers released by Bangla militants," Indian Express, February 9, 2015.
"One abducted man released, another still in captivity," Business Standard India, February 9, 2015.
"Second hostage released," Business Standard India, February 9, 2015.