Incident Summary:

12/11/2017: Assailants attempted to extort villagers in Tissa, Arunachal Pradesh, India. Security forces responded to the attack, killing one assailant. 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:

Arunachal Pradesh


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Longding district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
A Colt pistol 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Suspected NSCN(K) cadre shot dead," Business Standard India, December 12, 2017.
"Security forces gun down NSCN(K) rebel in Arunachal village," Indian Express, December 12, 2017.
"Security forces gun down NSCN(K) cadre in Longding," The Sentinel, December 12, 2017.