Incident Summary:

07/19/2018: Assailants detonated an explosive device and opened fire on an Assam Rifles (AR) patrol in Aibol Joupi, Manipur, India. One soldier was injured in the attack. The People's Liberation Army (India) and the Manipur Naga People's Army (MNPA) jointly claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources also suspected that the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) may have carried out the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Aibol Joupi

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 No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Remote Trigger
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
A remote-controlled explosive device and semi-automatic 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 The victims included soldier Appu Verma.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Manipur Naga People's Army (MNPA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) (suspected) No
People's Liberation Army (India) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
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
"AR jawan injured in ambush," UNI (United News of India), July 19, 2018.
"Militants ambush troopers in Manipur, 1 injured," Business Standard India, July 19, 2018.
"One AR jawan injured in Manipur militant ambush," Nagaland Post, July 19, 2018.