Incident Summary:

01/24/2018: Assailants detonated explosive devices targeting an Army convoy between Nongtaw Khamti and Piyong, Arunachal Pradesh, India. At least one soldier was killed and one assailant was injured in the blasts and ensuing clash. The United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) claimed responsibility for the incident. Sources also attributed the attack to the Coordination Committee (CORCOM) and suspected the involvement of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Arunachal Pradesh


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Namsai 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 Indian Army
Specific Description 11 Grenadiers Convoy
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 Naik Rakesh Kumar.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Coordination Committee (CORCOM) No
National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) (suspected) No
United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) Paresh Barua Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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 1
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"Read..," Calcutta Telegraph, January 24, 2018.
"Jawan killed in encounter with N-E rebels," Asian Age, January 24, 2018.