Incident Summary:

01/02/2017: Assailants attacked Assam Rifles (AR) soldiers in Manipur, India. At least three people, including one soldier and two assailants, were killed and another assailant was injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources suspected that the incident was carried out by the People's Liberation Army (India), the United National Liberation Front (UNLF), or People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK).

GTD ID:
201701020080

When:
2017-01-02

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Manipur

City:
Unknown

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Assam Rifles (AR)
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
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 Hawaldar Bhupal Singh Koshyari.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
People's Liberation Army (India) (suspected) No
People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) (suspected) No
United National Liberation Front (UNLF) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
Sources
"US Nagar village mourns death of its brave son in militant ambush," Times of India, January 3, 2017."