Incident Summary:

08/04/2016: Assailants opened fire on Thangkholet Chongloi and Thangneilal Chongloi in K Lhangnom, Manipur, India. Thangneilal, a village authority secretary, was killed and Thangkholet, a village chief, was injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources suspected that the attack was carried out by the Kuki Unification Frontal Organization (KUFO).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


K Lhangnom

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Sadar Hills area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of K Lhangnom
Specific Description Village Chief: Thangkholet Chongloi
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian: Thangneilal Chongloi
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
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
Kuki Unification Frontal Organization (KUFO) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"One killed as gunmen attack Manipur village," The Times of India (TOI), August 6, 2016.
"1 dead, village chief injured in gun attack," Imphal Free Press (India), August 4, 2016.
"Village chief's body claimed," E Pao, August 6, 2016.