Incident Summary:

12/15/2016: Assailants opened fire on police personnel guarding a playground in Noney, Manipur, India. At least three officers were injured in the attack. This was one of three attacks targeting police in Manipur on this date. 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:
201612150003

When:
2016-12-15

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Manipur

City:
Noney

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indian Police Service (IPS)
Specific Description Officers
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
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 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"NSCN-IM raids security post - Weapons snatched at Tamenglong site," The Telegraph (India), December 17, 2016."
"Mobile internet services banned in Manipur after unrest in Imphal," International Business Times India, December 18, 2016."
"Nearly 70 militants of NSCN(IM) attack Manipur Rifles and 7th IRB post, snatch 20 weapons," IBNS, December 17, 2016."