Incident Summary:

04/26/2016: Assailants abducted a public relations officer (PRO) in Langol neighborhood, Imphal, Manipur, India. The hostage was rescued on May 7, 2016. The Tribal Revolutionary Army (TRA) claimed responsibility and stated that the victim was abducted in order to extort a ransom. Sources also attributed the incident to the Kuki National Front (KNF).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Langol area of Imphal West.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Singhat
Specific Description Public Relations Officer (PRO): P Thangsiangbiak
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 11
Outcome Successful Rescue
Ransom Yes
Total Ransom Amount Demanded 104182.19
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 Unknown
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
Pistols 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Kuki National Front (KNF) Nehlun No
Tribal Revolutionary Army (TRA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
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
"Four militants held in Manipur," The Hindu, June 16, 2016.
"Police rescue PRO from TRA cadres," Sangai Express, May 7, 2016.
"Abducted assistant of Manipur MLA rescued,", May 8, 2016.