Incident Summary:

09/21/2018: Assailants opened fire on a convoy of trucks on the Maku bridge in Manipur, India. One driver was abducted while two others were injured. The whereabouts of the hostage are unknown. 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:



Location Details:
The incident occurred between Assam and Imphal.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Melee Unknown Weapon Type
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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Three NSCN (K) Militants involved in Manipur Truck Ambush Arrested by Assam Rifles,", September 25, 2018.
"Three NSCN militants nabbed by troops, police," UNI (United News of India), September 24, 2018.
"India: Militants loot 20 trucks in Manipur," The Tribune Online, September 22, 2018.