Incident Summary:

08/21/2015: Two explosive devices detonated and assailants opened fire on an Assam Rifles (AR) patrol near Molnghat, Manipur state, India. At least two soldiers were injured in the attack. Following the incident, security forces discovered and defused an additional eight explosive devices in the area. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources suspected that the attack was carried out by the People's Liberation Army (India).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Molnghat

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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
Two explosive devices, a 40-mm lathode shell, a .38 pistol, and a 303 rifle 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) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"AR foils UG ambush in Chandel," Imphal Free Press (India), August 26, 2015."
"AR personnel reported hurt in militant attack," Imphal Free Press (India), August 22, 2015."
"Two AR troopers hurt in attack by militants in Manipur," South Asian Terrorism Portal, August 24, 2015."