Incident Summary:

12/15/2016: Assailants attacked police personnel in Boyang, Tengnoupal, Manipur, India. This was one of three attacks targeting police in Manipur on this date. At least one police officer was killed in this incident and four others were injured across two of the three attacks. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, sources suspected that the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) had carried out the attacks, which the group denied.

GTD ID:
201612150002

When:
2016-12-15

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Manipur

City:
Tengnoupal district

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Boyang area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB)
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included Jawan Y Jibon Singh. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here. Casualty numbers represent the division of the total number of those wounded across incidents 201612150001 and 201612150002.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
Sources
"Manipur: Volatility Persists in Chandel," India Blooms, December 26, 2016."
"4 policemen killed in attacks by militants in Manipur," Chandigarh Tribune, December 15, 2016."
"Nearly 70 militants of NSCN(IM) attack Manipur Rifles and 7th IRB post, snatch 20 weapons," IBNS, December 17, 2016."