Incident Summary:

06/28/2018: Assailants detonated an explosive device and opened fire targeting an Assam Rifles patrol in Akhegwo, Phek, Nagaland, India. One jawan was injured in the blast. The National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Akhegwo

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Phek 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 Patrol
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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 0
"Day after Army 'surgical strike', NSCN-K conducts IED attack in Nagaland," TheWeek, June 29, 2018.
"NSCN-K rebels ambush Assam Rifles troopers in Nagaland, injure one," Business Standard India, June 28, 2018.