Incident Summary:

12/03/2016: An explosive device detonated and assailants opened fire targeting an Assam Rifles (AR) convoy in Nginu, Tirap, Arunachal Pradesh, India. At least two soldiers were killed and eight soldiers were injured in the attack. The National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K), Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL), and the Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) all claimed responsibility for the incident. Sources also attributed the attack to the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Arunachal Pradesh


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 Assam Rifles (AR)
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information The victims included Rifleman Shree Bhagwan, Deputy Commandant D.K. Chauhan, Rifleman N.S. Konyak, Rifleman M. Lotha, Rifleman Pawan Kumar, Rifleman Bharat Mehran, Rifleman Amrit Bahadur Ghising, Rifleman Venkatesh, Rifleman Bokama Somi, and Rifleman L. Mante. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) Naga Army Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 8 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 8
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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