Incident Summary:

06/03/2017: An explosive device detonated near an Assam Rifles (AR) patrol along National Highway 102 in H Mongjang, Manipur, India. At least three soldiers were injured in the blast. The People's Liberation Army (India) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201706030035

When:
2017-06-03

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Manipur

City:
Near H Mongjang

Location Details:
The incident occurred along the National Highway 102 near Khudengthabi.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Assam Rifles (AR)
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A remote-controlled roadside bomb was 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information The victims included soldiers Subedar Sher Ram, Sachin, and Basumatari.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
People's Liberation Army (India) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
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
"Three AR troopers injured in blast near India-Myanmar border," Morung Express, June 3, 2017."
"Manipur blast: Assam Rifles constable die, four wounded," IBNS, June 15, 2017."
"3 AR men hurt in Manipur blast," Assam Tribune (India), June 3, 2017."