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
"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."
"Manipur: CRPF personnel, civilian injured in IED blast," Yahoo! India, August 5, 2016."