Incident Summary:

11/13/2017: An explosive device detonated targeting an Assam Rifles (AR) patrol in Mahamani, Manipur, India. Two AR soldiers were killed and six soldiers were injured in the blast. The People's Liberation Army (India) claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Chandel 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
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 Indra Singh, Sohan Lal, S Sarkar, N Shyam Kumar, Tirendra Nath Das, Ram Govind Singh, Nirmal Roy, and Lalnunpuia.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
People's Liberation Army (India) Demolition Unit Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Two Assam Rifles jawans killed, six injured in Manipur bomb attack," Hindustan Times, November 13, 2017."
"IED blast kills two paramilitary troops in northeastern India," Xinhua General News Service, November 13, 2017."
"Two Assam Rifles jawans die, 6 hurt in Manipur blast," Times of India, November 14, 2017."