Incident Summary:

11/15/2017: Assailant planted explosive devices, intended to target security forces, in Chamol, Manipur, India. Assailants then opened fire on Assam Rifles (AR) personnel responding to the incident. Two people, including one assailant and one soldier, were killed and five people, including three assailants and two soldiers, were injured in the ensuing clash. The People's Liberation Army (India) and the Manipur Naga People's Army (MNPA) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201711150025

When:
2017-11-15

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Manipur

City:
Chamol

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Chandel district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Assam Rifles (AR)
Specific Description Members: Jai Prakash Oran, Gome Pun
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Three explosive devices and AK-47 assault rifles 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
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 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 3
Sources
"Banned groups claim responsibility of killing India soldier," Press Trust of India, November 16, 2017."
"Militant killed, jawan dies in gunfight," Calcutta Telegraph, November 15, 2017."
"India: Paramilitary Personnel Killed in Gunfight With Terrorists in Manipur's Chamol Village," The Assam Tribune Online, November 17, 2017."