Incident Summary:

02/29/2016: Assailants threw a grenade at the house of DK Thangboi, the Kangpokpi Additional Deputy Commissioner, in Kangpokpi town, Manipur state, India. There were no reported casualties. The Kuki Independent Organization (KIO/KIA) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that DK Thangboi was targeted for allegedly insulting the group.

GTD ID:
201602290064

When:
2016-02-29

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Manipur

City:
Kangpokpi

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Kangpokpi
Specific Description Additional Deputy Commissioner: DK Thangboi
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Weapon Details
A Chinese-made hand grenade was 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Kuki Independent Organization (KIO/KIA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
Sources
"Blast rocks official's house, CSOs decry," Sangai Express, March 1, 2016.
"Grenade attack at Addl DC's residence, none hurt," Imphal Free Press (India), March 1, 2016.