Incident Summary:

11/26/2016: Assailants detonated an explosive device and opened fire targeting a military patrol in Sajik Tampak, Manipur, India. Five soldiers were injured in the attack. The United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) and the People's Liberation Army (India) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201611260020

When:
2016-11-26

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Manipur

City:
Sajik Tampak

Location Details:
The incident occurred near the Sajik Tampak area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Para Special Forces
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Assam Rifles (AR)
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Remote Trigger
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
A remote-controlled bomb and automatic rifles 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information The victims included Balwant Singh, Rakesh Thakur, Vikram Salunke, W Lowong, and Pankaj Singh.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
People's Liberation Army (India) 252 Mobile Battalion Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) Paresh Barua 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 / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"5 soldiers injured in Chandel, UNLFW claims responsibility," Morung Express, November 26, 2016."
"Militants ambush army convoy in Manipur, five commandos wounded," Firstpost.com, November 26, 2016."
"India: 5 soldiers injured in militant ambush near Manipur-Myanmar border," Hindustan Times Online, November 26, 2016."