Incident Summary:

09/11/2017: Assailants opened fire on an Assam Rifles (AR) camp near Pangsha, Nagaland, India. One soldier was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Pangsha

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Tuensang district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Assam Rifles (AR)
Specific Description Camp
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and small arms 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"NSCN (K) behind Sept 11 attack: AR," Morung Express, September 12, 2017.
"Gunfight near Indo-Myanmar border, one AR trooper injured," Morung Express, September 11, 2017.
"Assam Rifles jawan injured in Nagaland militant attack," IBNS, September 11, 2017.