Incident Summary:

04/29/2017: Assailants detonated three explosive devices and opened fire on a Border Roads Organization (BRO) vehicle in Behiang, Manipur, India. Two laborers were killed and four laborers were abducted in the attack. The outcome of the kidnapping is unknown. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to the People's Liberation Army (India).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Churachandpur district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Border Roads Organization (BRO)
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Laborers: Ginlam, Lallianmang
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 4
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Single-shot grenade launchers, three explosive devices, and automatic firearms 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
People's Liberation Army (India) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 10
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Two villagers killed in Manipur crossfire," Business Standard India, April 29, 2017."
"Two killed in Manipur militant attack," Indian Express, April 29, 2017."
"2 killed in Manipur rebel attack," Nagaland Post, April 29, 2017."