Incident Summary:

08/29/2016: An explosive device detonated at the residence of Samuel Risom in Deulahlane neighborhood, Imphal, Manipur, India. Risom, a Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) representing the Naga People's Front (NPF), was not harmed as there were no reported casualties in the blast. The Manipur Naga People's Army (MNPA) claimed responsibility and stated that the attack was carried out because the NPF was not serving the interests of the Naga community.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Deulahlane.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Manipur
Specific Description Residence of Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA): Samuel Risom
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 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
Manipur Naga People's Army (MNPA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
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
"Blast at Manipur MLA's house," Times of India, August 30, 2016.
"Naga group claims responsibility for attack," Morung Express, August 30, 2016.
"Grenade blast at NPF MLA's residence in Manipur," New Indian Express, August 29, 2016.