Incident Summary:

06/30/2017: An explosive device detonated at an Assam Rifles (AR) checkpost on Imphal-Ukhrul road, Lambui, Manipur, India. An AR soldier was killed and two others were injured in the blast. The People's Liberation Army (India) and the Manipur Naga People's Army (MNPA) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201706300016

When:
2017-06-30

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Manipur

City:
Lambui

Location Details:
The incident occurred on the Imphal-Ukhrul road.

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 Checkpost
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
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 Biju Surupawal, Nihar Ranjan Das, and Havildar Yash Pal.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Manipur Naga People's Army (MNPA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
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 / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Militant bodies claim responsibility for attack on Assam Rifles post," New Indian Express, July 3, 2017."
"Jawan killed in Manipur blast," Calcutta Telegraph, July 1, 2017."
"Bomb blast at Lambui check post on Imp-Ukl road 1 AR jawan killed, two hurt," Sangai Express, June 30, 2017."