Incident Summary:

10/04/2020: Assailants threw grenades and opened fire on an Assam Rifles vehicle near Tengmo, Arunachal Pradesh, India. One soldier was killed and another soldier was injured in the attack. The National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang, United Liberation Front of Assam, and People's Liberation Army (India) jointly claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that it was carried out as part of their protest against security forces and the government in the Western South East Asian region.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Arunachal Pradesh

Near Tengmo

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Assam Rifles (AR)
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
Firearms Automatic Weapon
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 Birendra Singh Yadav.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
People's Liberation Army (India) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) Paresh Barua Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 30
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 0
"NSCN claims responsibility for attack on Assam Rifles...," Deccan Herald, October 5, 2020.
"Jawan killed in Arunachal ambush by ultras," Times of India (Electronic Edition), October 5, 2020.
"Assam Rifles’ jawan killed in terror ambush," Chandigarh Tribune, October 5, 2020.