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
"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."
"Three AR troopers injured in blast near India-Myanmar border," Morung Express, June 3, 2017."