Incident Summary:

05/25/2019: Assailants detonated an explosive device and opened fire on an Assam Rifles (AR) convoy in Ukha, Nagaland, India. In addition to an unknown number of assailant casualties, at least two AR soldiers were killed and four soldiers were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K).




South Asia

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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 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 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 Naib Subedar Dina Nath Ram, a junior commissioned officer (JCO), and rifleman Kalidas Sharma.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) Yung Aung Faction; Khango Konyak Faction No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Militants kill two Assam Rifles men," Economic Times, May 25, 2019.
"2 Assam Rifles personnel killed in Nagaland," Hindustan Times, May 25, 2019.
"Two Assam Rifles jawans killed in ambush by militants in Nagaland," New Delhi Pioneer, May 25, 2019.