Incident Summary:

12/31/2017: Assailants abducted Prafulla Phukan, a personal security officer (PSO), from Hungrum, Assam, India. Phukan was rescued by security forces the following morning. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Zeliangrong United Front.

GTD ID:
201712310019

When:
2017-12-31

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Assam

City:
Hungrum

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Dima Hasao district, near the border with Manipur.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity NC Hills Autonomous Council
Specific Description Personal Security Officer of Council Member Ihuing Pame: Prafulla Phukan
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Hours of Kidnapping 14
Outcome Successful Rescue
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
A 9-mm carbine rifle 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
Zeliangrong United Front No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Abducted PSO rescued within 11 hours," The Sentinel, January 1, 2018."