Incident Summary:

08/05/2016: An explosive device detonated near the State Museum complex in Imphal, Manipur, India. A police officer and a civilian were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that the People's Liberation Army (India) was behind the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Central Armed Police Force (CAPF)
Specific Description Officer: Havildar SM Naik
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages 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 Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A remote-controlled explosive device concealed in a plastic bottle 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
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
"Manipur: CRPF personnel, civilian injured in IED blast," Yahoo! India, August 5, 2016."
"2 BSF men injured in Manipur IED blasts," Assam Tribune (India), August 8, 2016."
"CRPF jawan, minor girl hurt in Imphal blast," Assam Tribune (India), August 5, 2016."