Incident Summary:

"06/15/2017: Assailants detonated an improvised explosive device targeting an Assam Rifles (AR) patrol in Kashung, Manipur, India. At least one soldier was killed and three soldiers were injured in the blast. The People's Liberation Army (India) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was intended to "teach a lesson."

GTD ID:
201706150023

When:
2017-06-15

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Manipur

City:
Kashung

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Ukhrul district.

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
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 Havildar Lohit Gogoi, Y Zungkhum, LH Thanglensem, Nicky Chettri, and Amit Kumar. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
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 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Assam Rifles jawan killed in IED blast in Manipur," New Indian Express, June 15, 2017."
"India: Manipur ambush: Militant outfit claims responsibility," The Tribune Online, June 17, 2017."
"Manipur blast: Assam Rifles constable die, four wounded," IBNS, June 15, 2017."