Major incidents of terrorist violence in Manipur, 1992-2018
*Data till June 17, 2018
June 26-June 27: Dead bodies of four suspected Hmar Peoples' Convention- Democratic (HPC-D) cadres were recovered from Barak River. While two bodies were recovered on June 26, 2017, another two bodies were recovered on June 27, 2017. According to reports, the deceased were shot dead by their fellow cadres at an unspecified place in Pherzawl District, on an undisclosed date, for their alleged involvement in a robbery incident which had taken place in the night of June 21, 2017, at Sivapukar in Pherzawl District.
September 12, 2017: Suspected militants of the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak Muivah (NSCN-IM) attacked a combined team of the banned terror outfit People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the Manipur Naga People's Front (MNPF) at Makan village in Kamjong District near Border Pillar No, 8 along the Indo-Myanmar border. NSCN-IM cadres killed five militants of the rival groups, identified as PLA 'sergeant major' Richard aka Wareppam Dinesh, PLA 'sergeant' Lalloi aka Khundrakpam Sunil, PLA 'private' Nanao aka Moirangthem Tomba, PLA 'private' Sinthouba aka Konjengbam Shyamsundar and MNPF cadre Raikham Jajo aka Nimai Jazo. The NSCN-IM militants took away the weapons of their slain rivals.
May 22: At least six personnel of 29 AR, including one JCO, were killed, and another seven personnel were injured in an ambush laid by militants at Hengshi village, near the India-Myanmar border, in the Chakpikarong tehsil of Chandel District. A convoy of AR while returning after assessing a landslide area in Holingjang to the Battalion headquarters location at Joupi, a village in Chakpikarong tehsil in Chandel District had an encounter with suspected valley based insurgent groups. In the ensuing fire fight, one and five soldiers were martyred. The troops retaliated but the insurgents managed to get away under thick forest cover and bad weather. The militants exploded IEDs before they rained bullets on the AR convoy. Another source said that the suspected militants take away one Light Machine Gun, four AK Rifles and one INSAS Rifle along with ammunition when they escaped inside the thick jungle. The deceased AR personnel have been identified as Subedar Baldev Kumar Sharma (Himachal Pradesh), Rifleman Pawan Kumar (Jammu), Rifleman Mahesh Gurung, Rifleman Bhupendra Kumar (Himachal Pradesh), Rifleman Akhilesh Pandey (Uttar Pradesh) and Havildar Suraj Bariya. The CorCom, a conglomerate body of several underground outfits has claimed its hand behind the ambush. CorCom said that the ambush was carried out by a JFF and added that six personnel including one JCO were killed.
April 13: Three persons, including a civilian, an army officer and a suspected militant were killed in an encounter with ZUF militants in Tamenglong District. The slain officer has been identified as Major Amit Deswal of 21 Para Special Forces. Army officials said one militant was also killed in the encounter which occurred during a combing operation. According to reports, a civilian, identified as one Lalchuailo Neishial (24), son of the chief of Lenglual village, was reportedly killed in cross firing between the SFs and ZUF militants. It is learnt that on the fateful day armed cadres of ZUF numbering around six entered the village and forcefully took away the victim along with another villagers (boy) Soithangzo Gangte (17) as a guide. The team (ZUF and civilians) was then reportedly waylaid by SFs and an encounter ensured leaving Lalchuailo death while Soithangzo made a lucky escape, said the reports. The body of Lalchuailo was also retrieved by a team of Nungba Police. According to an official from the Army Defence Wing, the individual killed in the encounter was a suspect of ZUF. He further said that an AK rifle along with a magazine was recovered from the deceased.
February 10: Three tribal people, identified as Jongkholun, Manglensei and Sotinpai were killed in Churachandpur on February 10 by suspected militants. The bodies were recovered near Vaison Cemetery in the District.
March 11: Three people were killed and 21 were injured in an IED explosion at Khwairamband Keithel, in Imphal West.
March 31: Two AR troopers and one PLA militant were killed in an encounter at a place between Kamjong and Kongkan villages in Ukhrul. One AR trooper was wounded.
May 2: Four NSCN-K militants killed in encounter at Kapning in Tamenglong. Three of the militants have been identified as 'captain' Hiutingo, 'corporal' Tichulung and Chunthallung.
May 22: five NSCN-K militants killed in factional clash with NSCN-IM at Lungsaimai village in Tamenglong District.
May 23: A combined team of SFs in an encounter at Bongbal Khullen in Senapati District killed four militants. Bodies of three militants - two Manipur Naga Revolutionary Front (MNRF) and one KNF-Nehlun faction (KNF-N) - were recovered from the incident site on the same day. Two days later, body of another militant belonging to United National Liberation Front (UNLF) was recovered from the same area.
June 4: On June 4, militants ambushed a military convoy of 6 Dogra Regiment of the Indian Army killing at least 18 Army personnel and injured 11 others, at a place between Paralong and Charong villages in Chandel District.
August 10: Three decomposed bodies of suspected NSCN-K militants identified as Francis, Veihriizii and John were found in a jungle between Purul and Sirong village in Senapati District.
December 21: three non-locals were killed and four others injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion, in a tea stall run by a non-local at Khoyathong near Motbung bus parking, in Imphal West District. Three persons who died in the incident have been identified as Ram Khusum Das, Shiva Kumar and Lallan, all hailing from Uttar Pradesh. The injured have been identified as Gena ,Rajkumar, C Lotha and Surandar .
July 31: Four ZUF identified as 'captian' Gangloungam Kamei, 'sergeant' Peter Panmei, 'sergeant' Thuangkulung and 'lance corporal' Jaojiankhuan were killed and an AR trooper Jitender was injured in an encounter at Nungkao village in Tamenglong District. Two M-16 rifles, one lathode gun, 21 shells, one 9 mm pistol, and two Chinese hand grenades and a large number of ammunition was recovered.
July 25: July 25 bodies of three suspected Kuki National Liberation Army (KNLA) militants were recovered from two locations. Body of a militant, identified as Seikholun Haokip, was recovered from a location near Silemat village in Churachandpur District. Also bodies of KNLA militants, identified as Paothansang Vaiphei and Paolal-muon, were recovered from a location between Saikul and Thingchom village, along the Khuga Canal in Churachandpur District.
January 4: Suspected MNPF militants, ambushed a patrolling team of the Border Security Force near Misihoubi in between Laikoiching and Moirangpurel about 9 km south west from Lamlai Police under Imphal East District.
The MNPF has in the meantime claimed that the outfit had launched an attack on the 49th Battalion C-Coy BSF using IED.A statement of the outfit has said that the attack was carried out by a select team of the outfit's army, MNPA. The outfit has further claimed that four Security Force personnel were killed during the attack. However, other reports claim no casualties during the attack.
December 11: Three suspected KNF-Nehlun militants were killed in a reported gun fight with a combined SFs at Bongbal Kholen in Senapati District. The Assam rifles press release said that the combined team while conducting combing operation in a hilly and a thickly wooded area, were fired upon at about 6.30 am.
September 13: At least nine migrant labourers were killed and 11 others were injured in an explosion inside a working shed located on the slab cover put up over Naga Nullah (drain) at Nagamapal in Imphal West District on September 13 at about 7.30pm. While five of them died at the spot, four other succumbed to their injuries later. All the labourers were engaged by Simplex Project Limited, Kolkata, which has been entrusted with the task of laying the slabs over Naga Nullah as well as to build the embankment. Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam.
June 23: Six cadres of a militant group have been killed in a reported encounter, which lasted for almost three hours, with the Army at K Songlung village in Senapati District in the morning. A PIB-DW statement while officially confirmed that the slain cadres belonged to the NSCN-K, added that after the gun fight, a search of the area was conducted and that a huge quantity of arms and ammunition were also recovered. The recoveries included four AK 47 rifles, one M-16 Rifle and one A3 Rifle, seven magazines of AK 47, two magazines of M-16, 47 live rounds of AK 47 and 38 live rounds of M-16. The search operation is still under progress, it added.
January 21: Four militant suspects were reportedly killed in an encounter with troops of 39 Assam Rifles at Behiang area of Churachandpur District under Churachandpur Police Station. PIB-Defence Wing, in a statement said that the four killed belonged to the UNLF and PLA. At about 3 am, the troops intercepted the armed men trying to infiltrate from across the border and a fierce gun fight ensued in which four militants were killed, said PIB.
October 30: Five Naga militants have been killed in another factional gun fight which lasted for around six hours between Naga militant groups ZUF and NSCN-IM near Gadai hills in Tamenglong District headquarters.
September 25: A fierce gun battle between ZUF and NSCN-IM cadres that erupted since September 25 evening has left six dead and injuring one civilian. However, identities of the deceased and the injured were not known. The incident sparked off inside a forest near Wairangba village in the interior Tamenglong District, Maipur. According to Manipur Police sources, NSCN-IM and ZUF with a combined force of other factions were involved in a fierce gunfight since September 25 evening till late night of September 26. Sources said casualties could go up.
June 30: At least four cadres of KNA-Lungam group including its 'commander-in-chief' Lunkhongam have been killed in a reported shoot-out with SFs at Phaikok village located close to Myanmar border in Ukhrul District. The shoot-out took place at Phaikok village which is about 40 kilometers away from Chassad Police station to the South. The encounter involved troops of 44 Assam Rifles and some cadres of KNA-Lungam group who were taking shelter in an isolated hut.
June 21: Six persons were killed in a gun battle between Naga militant groups that took place in the remote Haochong village, located about 68 kilometres North of Nungba Police Station, in Tamenglong District at about 2.30am. The killed persons include two civilians, three cadres of NSCN-K and one ZUF cadre. The incident took place when NSCN-K and ZUF who were camping together at Haochong were attacked suddenly by rival NSCN-IM cadres.
May 9: Three suspected PREPAK militants were killed during an encounter with personnel of 23 Assam Rifles at Chadong Tangkhul village near Maphou Dam under Litan Police Station of Ukhrul District, according to Police sources. The encounter continued for more than 20 minutes, the source added. One carbine, one M-16 and one Lathode gun were recovered from the area. Further details and identifications of the militant suspects are awaited.
January 28: Seven persons, including a militant, were killed during the Manipur Assembly Elections in Sugnu Assembly Constituency of Chandel District. An estimated 82 per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise in Manipur Assembly Elections. Deputy Election Commissioner Alok Shukla said in New Delhi that a person (NSCN-IM suspect), posing as a voter, entered a polling station in an interior area in Sugnu Assembly Constituency at around 12:30 pm and started firing indiscriminately, killing three polling persons, a voter on the spot and a CRPF man. An injured voter, who was taken to Imphal, succumbed to bullet injuries. The militant was shot dead by CRPF personnel posted at the polling booth. The seven persons killed in poll related violence in Chandel District have been have been identified as KT Inanliu, Ksh. Premjit (poll personnel), G Adum Rongmei (polling personnel), Nula Behensing alias Behenson Nula the alleged NSCN-IM cadre, Kh. Ibotombi Singh (Presiding Officer), Constable Ugrasen Tripathi, CRPF and PS Rakesh (poll personnel).
January 26: In a clash, which lasted for about an hour, at least two Assam Rifles and three militants were killed at Taretlok, bordering Thoubal and Ukhrul District. The clash erupted when SFs patrol party came under attack by suspected militants of 'CorCom', a conglomerate of seven militant outfits. Injuries were also inflicted on both sides as per reports from the Police as well as locals. But exact number of casualties on both sides could not be confirmed by the Police.
January 15: In continued violence ahead of the election on January 28, two suspected militants and one SF were killed in a reported encounter with a team of Imphal West Police commandos on January 15 at the inter-village road connecting Iroishemba and Lamdeng village on Langol hills of Imphal West District. One AK rifle, one pistol and one hand grenade were recovered from the slain men.
October 7-9: Six NSCN-IM militants were killed and five injured including NSCN-IM 'Brigadier' Sunu Poumai in an ambush laid by ZUF, a newly flouted armed Naga outfit, on the road leading to Subung village under Nungba subdivision in Tamenglong District. About 60 NSCN-IM cadres were travelling to Subung village in two trucks when they came under attack. The site of the ambush falls under Khoupum Police station in the District.
ZUF spokesman in local media reports "claimed responsibility for the ambush" laid against the NSCN-IM. ZUF said that "it did not want any bloodshed in the Zeliangrong society but the evil designs of NSCN-IM compelled it to do…also fervently appealed to the general public to know the real motive of the NSCN leaders to prevent such unwanted incidents in the future." ZUF, also known as the Zeliangrong Tiger Force (ZTF), stated it had also arrested nine NSCN-IM militants, who entered Duithanjang village in Khoupum, on October 8.
April 15: Eight persons including six Policemen and two civilians were killed and six injured in an ambush by NSCN-IM militants in Manipur on April 15.
August 1: Five persons, including two 10-year-old girls and three non-Manipuris were killed and eight got injured when militants triggered a powerful IED explosion near a barber's shop at the crowded Sanghakpam Bazaar in Imphal East District. Four of the victims were identified as Jawahir Thakur (45) from Bihar, his son, Muna (20) and Th Neha and Philaso, both locals.
October 5: At least four cadres belonging to Mobile Task Force of the KCP were killed by the Bishnupur District Police during an encounter at Mutum Yangpi.
July 21: 18 militants were killed and four others injured in the gun battle between combined cadres of the KLA and KRA on the one side and Prithvi faction of the KNF on the other at Seijang Hill area on the border between Imphal East and Senapati Districts.
March 21: Assam Rifles personnel shot dead four cadres of the United Tribal Liberation Army (UTLA), including the outfit's top leader James Singson, during a counter-insurgency operation in the area of Leikot in Tamenglong District. One AK-47 and two SLR rifles were recovered from the incident site. Army sources said that the UTLA had raided and looted a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the Chekarcham Police Outpost of Cachar District in Assam on November 13, 2009.
May 14: Five suspected militants were shot dead by SFs in reserve forest area near Northeast of Khambathel in Chandel District. Three M 15/16 rifles, two AK series rifles, 362 live rounds of M-16 rifles and 173 live rounds of AK rifles were recovered from the possession of the slain militants. They were in full combat fatigue and a seal of 'Wing Commander' of the Pakan Revolutionary Army (PRA) was also recovered from the possession of one slain militant.
March 2: Three suspected cadres of the Military Defence Force (MDF) faction of the KYKL were shot dead by a rival faction at Kamuching hills under Yairipok Police Station in Thoubal District.
February 17: At least five PREPAK militants were shot dead by the Assam Rifles personnel during an encounter in Chandel District.
February 11: Three suspected valley based militants were shot dead by the Assam Rifles during an encounter at Nambasi village under Kasom Khullen Sub-Division in Ukhrul District.
December 24: Three suspected militants are shot dead by the Assam Rifles personnel at Waithou Chiru in Thoubal District. Three 9-mm pistols and some ammunition are recovered from the incident site.
December 24: Three suspected PREPAK cadres are shot dead by the Assam Rifles personnel at Sajik Tampak area in Chandel District along India-Myanmar border. One AK rifle, two hand grenades and some ammunition are recovered from the incident site.
December 24: Three suspected PREPAK cadres are shot dead by the Assam Rifles personnel at Sajik Tampak area in Chandel District along India-Myanmar border. An M-16 rifle, a revolver, some ammunition and a radio set are recovered from possession of the militants. PREPAK had made Sajik Tampak near the India-Myanmar border a "liberated zone" till troops moved into the place before the 2004 Parliamentary elections and cleared the militant camps from the area.
December 15: Three minor children, including a girl, are killed during a mortar shell explosion at Senvon village under Tipaimukh sub-division in Churachandpur District.
November 23: Five Assam Rifles personnel, including two officers, are killed in an ambush carried out by the Manipur People’s Army (MPA), armed wing of the UNLF, at Old Somtal area in Chandel District. The slain Assam Rifles officers were identified as Major Bhupendra Mehra and Captain R. Kumar. The militants managed to decamp with two AK-47 Rifles along with magazines, two INSAS Rifles with magazines and a stand Carbine from the ambush site.
October 31: Seven suspected militants are shot dead by the Assam Rifles personnel during an encounter near the foothills of Andro Khunou Sanapat under Yairipok Police Station in Thoubal District. A huge cache of sophisticated arms and explosives is recovered from the possession of the slain militants.
October 8: Three suspected PREPAK militants are shot dead by the Assam Rifles personnel in between Sanapat and Andro under Yairipok Police Station in Thoubal District. Some arms and ammunition are recovered from the possession of the slain militants.
October 3: Three suspected militants belonging to the Military Defence Force faction of the KYKL and two civilians are killed during an encounter between militants and the Bishnupur District Police at Leimaram Bazaar under Nambol Police Station. A Policeman is also wounded in the encounter. Subsequently, three more cadres of the outfit were arrested from the encounter site.
September 12: Four India Reserve Battalion (IRB) personnel are killed and four others wounded in an ambush carried out by the PLA at Ngakha hill in the Imphal East District. The militants used rocket launchers, lethod guns and other sophisticated weapons to target the vehicles. The militants also snatched an INSAS rifle, an AK-47 rifle and a self-loading rifle before retreating into the hills. The deceased IRB personnel were identified as Khangembam Nanda, Amuchou Singh, Vicky Singh and Ashing.
September 7: Three KLA militants along with the driver of a passenger vehicle are killed during an encounter between militants and troops at Mokot Chepu village under Litan Police Station in Ukhrul District.
September 7: Three cadres belonging to Military Defence Force group of the KYKL, including one suspected to be involved in the killing of a passenger bus driver, are shot dead by the Bishnupur District Police during an encounter atop the hillock near Ningthoukhong Khunou. One AK-56 Rifles, one magazine loaded with eight live rounds of ammunition, three fired cartridges, one M-16 Rifles, one magazine loaded with 13 live rounds, two missed fire cartridges, one Austrian made pistol, one magazine loaded with two bullets, three Chinese made hand grenades, one ICOM Radio set and one mobile hand set are recovered from the encounter site.
August 12: Three suspected NSCN-IM cadres are shot dead by the Assam Rifles personnel during an encounter between Shakok and Phaliang under Phungyar Police Station in Ukhrul District.
July 19: Three suspected militants belonging to the Puranthaba Lamyanba Khuman group of the Military Council faction of the KCP are shot dead by a combined force of the Bishnupur District Police and Army during an encounter at Chini Ingkhol in Churachandpur District. Two 9-mm pistols along with one magazine and five live ammunitions, two cell phones, two voter ID cards and a double barrel gun are recovered from the possession of the slain militants. Police say the encounter took place, as a follow up action, in connection with an abduction bid on the Executive Engineer of the Local Development Authority (LDA) on July 15 wherein a driver of the LDA, Yuman Manichandra Singh, was killed.
June 20: At least 10 cadres of an unspecified militant outfit are killed in a clash along the India-Myanmar border. The report adds that the attackers decamped with weapons and other items after the killing. Another source mentions that the 10 slain militants belong to a major militant outfit operating in Manipur. They are killed when about 60 cadres revolt against the leadership, said the source and added that among those killed is a 'Lieutenant Colonel' of the outfit.
June 11: Three non-local labourers are shot dead and two others injured by unidentified militants inside the Central Agriculture University campus at Iroisemba under Lamphel Police Station in Imphal West District.
May 15: Six suspected KYKL militants are shot dead by a combined team of the Imphal West District Police, Assam Rifles and Army during an encounter at a hillock located between Koutruk and Haraothel at the junction of Imphal West and Senapati Districts. Five AK-56 rifles, five magazines, 77 live rounds, one pistol with three live rounds and two Chinese hand grenades are recovered from the encounter site.
May 13: Four militants of the Military Council faction of the KNF and one Assam Rifles personnel were killed during an encounter at Khoupum area of Tamenglong District. An AK-47, one M-16 rifle, one SLR rifle, one .303 rifle and lethode bombs are recovered from the encounter site. The slain Assam Rifles personnel is identified as Havilder T. Kuki.
May 11: Unidentified militants kill nine non-locals inside the Keibul Lamjao National Park at Khordak Awang Leikai area in Bishnupur District. The dead bodies of five slain persons have been recovered so far. Sources say the killing is a revenge attack for the reverses suffered by the PREPAK militants in the counter-insurgency operation (Summer Storm) conducted jointly by the Army and Manipur Police in April 2009. Meanwhile, another report mentions that five slain persons, whose dead bodies are recovered, are suspected to be central Security Force personnel.
May 9: Three suspected militants are shot dead by a combine force of the Imphal East District Police and Assam Riffle during an encounter at a foothill on way to Kalika from Irilbung Bridge under Irilbung Police Station. Two 9-mm pistols with five live rounds, one revolver with four live rounds and two Chinese hand grenades are recovered from the encounter site. Three diaries marked with Tele Index were also recovered from each of the three slain militants.
April 29: Three suspected militants are shot dead by a combined force of the Imphal West District Police and Army during an encounter at Hiyangthang Tarahei Awang under Wangoi Police Station. One AK-56 Rifle with 12 rounds, one M-20 pistol with three rounds, two Chinese hand grenades and INR 2,695 are recovered from the encounter site. A driving license issued in the name of one Kshetrimayum Sanjit Singh is also recovered from the possession of one of the slain militants.
April 14: Three PREPAK militants are shot dead by troops during the counter-insurgency Operation Summer Storm in the Loktak lake area of Bishnupur District.
April 13: Seven PREPAK militants are shot dead by troops in a continuing counter-insurgency Summer Storm operation in the Loktak lake area of Bishnupur District. The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Army in a statement claims that so far eight militants are confirmed killed and another militant hideout was also neutralised during the operation. The PRO said the troops had to temporarily stop firing when they saw a woman along with a child during the course of the operation. The woman was identified as the wife of a PREPAK militant, Suresh Kumar.
March 18: Three suspected KCP militants are shot dead by the Assam Rifles personnel during an encounter in the Moirangthal area of Chandel District along the India-Myanmar border. However, some other militants managed to escape from the encounter site along with the dead bodies of the slain militants.
March 16: Three militants are shot dead by the Assam Rifles personnel near Kwatha village while trying to infiltrate into Chandel District from the Myanmar side of the border along with weapons.
March 7: A joint team of the Manipur Police and Assam Rifles shot dead the leader of the Azad faction of the PULF and three other cadres of the outfit during a pre-dawn encounter in the foothills of Tekhanbi Kachin in the Imphal East District. The four slain PULF cadres include the 'chairman' of the faction, Mohammed Azad alias Abul Kalam, 'finance secretary', Mohammed Sahid alias Raj Khan, Mohammed Firoz Khan and Mohammed Azad Khan Shekhar alias Ijaaj Khan.
February 18 : Four militants are killed and three others wounded in a clash between cadres of the NSCN-IM and combined cadres of the PREPAK and Naga National Council at Thanagong village under Nungba Sub-Division in the Tamenglong District. The slain and wounded militants belong to the combined PREPAK and NNC outfits. Telegraph reports that Khoupum is a stronghold of the NSCN-IM.
February 13: The Sub-Divisional Officer of Khasom Khullen in Ukhrul District, Thinam Kishan, and his two colleagues are abducted by the NSCN-IM militants, with the alleged connivance of the Deputy Commissioner of the District, and are later killed.
January 23: While contradicting a claim of the UNLF of having destroyed bunkers and inflicted casualties on the SFs at Khenjang in Chandel District on January 18, the Assam Rifles said five militants were killed in the retaliatory firing and several others managed to escape from the incident site.
January 15: Three suspected militants belonging to an unspecified militant outfit are killed during an encounter with the SFs at Nongmada under Lamlai Police station in the Imphal East District.
December 8: Five suspected PREPAK cadres were shot dead by Thoubal District Police at Langathel Thongkhong under Kakching Police Station.
December 1: Three suspected KCP cadres were shot dead by a combined team of Thoubal District Police and personnel of Assam Rifles during an encounter at Yairipok Pechi Junction under Yairipok Police Station.
November 26: Around five to six militants force six contractor workers out of their vehicles and open fire on them, killing five, when they were engaged in collecting soil near the Maphou dam site in Nongdam Tangkhul. The Masphu dam is being built over the Thoubal River at the tri-junction of Imphal East, Senapati and Ukhrul Districts.
November 21: Three militants are shot dead by a team of Assam Rifles and Police at Nongren in the Imphal East District.
November 17: Three suspected militants are shot dead by the Assam Rifles personnel during an encounter at Sajik Tampak under Kakching Police Station limits in the Thoubal District along the India-Myanmar border.
October 23: Five cadres of the Military Council faction of the KCP and PULF are shot dead by a combined team of the Imphal East District Police commandos and personnel of 39 Assam Rifles during an encounter at Heingang Heibimakhong Ching under Heingang Police Station.
October 21: At least 18 persons are killed and over 30 persons injured when a bomb fitted to a motorcycle explodes near the high security Ragailong gate in capital Imphal. The explosion site is very close to the rear headquarters of 20 Assam Rifles and the Manipur Police commando complex. The Military Council faction of the KCP claims responsibility for bomb blast.
September 24: Three suspected cadres of the Military Council faction of the KCP are shot dead by a joint team of Imphal West District Police and Assam Rifles of the Red Shield Division at Thangjing Chiru under Patsoi Police Station.
September 10: Three persons are shot dead by the suspected militants at Pangong Wangma near a suspension bridge on the Iril River under Porompat Police Station in the Imphal East District.
September 8: Five suspected PREPAK militants are shot dead by SFs during an encounter at Ngakrapat in the Bishnupur District. One woman is also wounded in the crossfire.
July 19: Three children are killed and two others sustained injuries when a bomb explodes at a playground in the Phaisanjang village under Moreh Police Station in Chandel District.
July 1: Three suspected KYKL militants while attempting to set ablaze a hijacked school bus are killed by Imphal East District Police during an encounter at Langol Games Village zone-III under Lamphel Police Station.
Three suspected PREPAK cadres are shot dead by the Imphal East District Police during an encounter at Laphupokpi.
June 12: Three KNA cadres are killed during a factional clash with the KRA at Molkon village under Saikul Police Station in the Senapati District. One India Reserve Battalion personnel, Paokholun Lhungdim, is reported to have been killed in the crossfire.
June 11 & 12: Four militants belonging to the Azad faction of the PULF, including one ‘District commander’ Altab Ali alias Sana, are killed when a combined force of Imphal East District Police and troops of Assam Rifles neutralise a hideout of the outfit at the foothills of Urup Kangthak village under Irilbung Police Station. Three other slain militants are identified as Mohmmed Sadam, Mohammed Amubi alias Feroz Khan, and Mohammed Dilip. Meanwhile, nine militants manage to escape from the hideout.
June 9: Two KNA cadres and one KRA cadre are killed during a factional clash between two outfits at Molkon village under Saikul Police Station in the Senapati District. One KRA cadre was injured in the clash.
April 24: Three suspected militants were shot dead by Manipur Police at Langol Games Village under Lamphel Police station in the Imphal West District. According to Police sources, all the three slain militants belonged to the Muslim community. Two 9-mm pistols with four live rounds and six empty cases were recovered from their possession.
April 14: Three militants – two from the NSCN-K and one from the rival NSCN-IM – are killed in a factional clash. The incident occurred when armed NSCN-IM cadres ‘raided' a place near Tousem GHS in the Tamenglong District where some NSCN-K cadres were hiding. The slain NSCN-K militants are identified as Seilor of Tisimpuikam village in Nagaland and Duamthaolung of Theulam village in the Tamenglong District of Manipur. ‘Lance corporal’ Wangsili of NSCN-IM were also killed in the clash.
March 24: Three persons, including two girls, were killed by the PREPAK militants in the Thoubal District.
March 18: Unidentified militants killed seven non-local labourers and injured two others. While five persons were killed at Thumbi foothill in the Kangla Sangomsang area of Imphal East District, two others were shot dead at Kakching in Thoubal District. Many of the non-locals abducted by the militants escaped death after they were rescued by the locals.
March 18: The president of the Kuki Revolutionary Army-Unification (KRA-U), Seitnmang Chongloi, along with three others, who were allegedly involved in the murder of KRA founder member and commander-in-chief K Hangsing in New Delhi in November 2007, are killed by the KRA militants at Saikhul in Senapati District. The slain persons include Bungkholal Chongloi, who contested in the Assembly elections twice from the Kangpokpi constituency and was also a retired jailer, Paochang Chongloi and Nehjahan Chongloi.
March 17: At least seven non-Manipuris were shot dead by unidentified militants at Mayang Imphal Hanglun in the capital Imphal. The victims were sellers of tobacco products, which were banned by the PLA.
February 22: Five KRA militants, including an old man and four child recruits, were abducted and subsequently killed by suspected militants of the KLA at an unspecified place along the road leading to Thangal Surung from Ekou Bazar under Saikul Police station of Senapati District. The slain militants are identified as Hanpau Chongloi, Public Relations Officer of the KRA, Pouginlal Hangsing, Lamgoumang Louvum, Jangmilal Hangsing, and Seigoulen Khongsai. A vehicle hijacked by the slain militants is also set ablaze by the suspected KLA cadres in the incident site.
December 16: At least eight persons, including five women, are killed and 22 others are wounded when unidentified militants blow up a crowded mini-bus exploding an IED near Paorabi under Lamlai Police station along the Imphal Ukhrul road Imphal East District.
October 3: At least six CRPF personnel are killed and eight others wounded when around 20 PREPAK militants ambushed one of the three security convoys plying along the National Highway-53 at Khonglong Part-II area under Sapermeina Police station in the Senapati District.
September 22: Three suspected PREPAK militants are killed by the security forces in an encounter at Taothong in the Imphal West District.
September 4: Three militants belonging to the Farooq faction of the PULF, including its 'commander' Mohammed Yusub Ali alias Ibocha, are shot dead by security force personnel in an encounter at the foothill of Keirao in the Imphal East District.
September 3: At least 12 KLA militants were killed by the NSCN-IM at a forest near Tangkhul Hundung Khunou under Litan Police station in the Ukhrul District.
September 3: Three cadres of the NSCN-IM and two cadres of the NSCN-K are killed in an internecine clash at hilly Khundong village under Noney Police station in the Tamenglong District.
August 11: Assam Rifles personnel shot dead three unidentified militants belonging to the KYKL and PULF at Tingri under Sekmai Police station in the Thoubal District.
July 24: At least ten militants of the KLA, including a top leader identified as Thunder Kuki, his wife and his deputy, identified as Kingson, are killed in a factional clash between Bongbal and Rongyang under Yairipok Police station in the Thoubal District. The killing was reportedly executed by Mosaun Kuki, the publicity secretary. Mosaun and his associates revolted against Thunder's leadership killing Thunder himself, his wife, his deputy, Kingson along with four other cadres.
July 14: Three suspected PLA cadres, identified as Thangjam Jatish alias Yaima, Ingudam Chaoba alias Luwang and Naorem Mukesh alias Leikaikanba, were killed in an encounter with the security force personnel at Bomdiyar area in capital Imphal.
June 12: Assam Rifles personnel killed four unidentified cadres of the President faction of the KNF during an exchange of fire at Gelnel village in the Senapati District. An officer of the Assam Rifles, identified as Mj. Dhaiya, also sustained injuries during the clash.
June 9: Unidentified separate group of militants killed five persons belonging to the Kuki tribe and six persons belonging to the Meiteis in separate incidents at Moreh in the Chandel District.
June 1: Police killed at least three KYKL cadres at Manturam village in the Kasom Khullen subdivision of Ukhrul District and also recovered two AK-56 rifles, and 239 rounds of ammunition from the incident site.
May 29: The Zougam faction of the KNF outfit killed five of its cadres, Dany, Seitinlal, Paominlen, Hencha and Lalminlul alias Jerry, who deserted the outfit's camp at T Bijang in the Churachandpur District. The KNF recovered one lethod gun, four AK series rifles and one M-16 from the slain deserters.
May 1: Five unidentified UNLF cadres are killed when SF personnel neutralized a militant hideout at T. Namphao Gamphajol village in the Chandel District.
April 6: Police killed three youths, identified as Sapam Paka Singh, Taorem Bobo and H. Thangkhenmung, and recovered an unexploded grenade from the incident site at Kwakeithel Heinou Khongnembi Laishram Leika in the Imphal west District. Police claimed the three youths attacked a frisking party with grenades and were shot in retaliatory fire.
March 13: At least 16 militants belonging to an unspecified hill-based militant group are suspected to have been killed in a gunfight with a rival outfit at Sita village in the Chandel District.
Six militants were killed in a clash between KNF and KNA cadres at Phaijang village in the Senapati District. While five dead bodies were recovered on March 13 and another body was recovered on January 14.
March 8: Five migrant workers are shot dead by unidentified militants at Ningthoukhong Kha-Khunou Patmang in the Bishnupur District. Police sources said that they are brought there tied and shot dead.
February 25: 16 security force personnel, coming back from Khoupum, a tribal village, after performing election duty, are killed by UNLF militants in an ambush at Khoirok Lamkai under Sadar Hills.
February 9: UNLF militants ambushed a poll party carrying electronic voting machines between Rehang and Ningcha in the Ukhrul District, killing three CRPF personnel, an election official and a civilian. Another CRPF trooper was critically injured. The poll team is returning to the Kamjong subdivision headquarters after collecting voting machines from remote locations of the District. The militants also decamped with two self-loading rifles and a light machine gun.
January 27: An unidentified militant shot dead four suspected PULF militants, including Mohammed Amir Khan, the ‘fighting commander’ of the outfit, at Salungpham Chingkhong in the Thoubal District.
December 4: Four civilians, Thangjam Bishwarjit, Moirangthem Dharmendra, Thangjam Hemanta and Naorem Chandrakanta, are shot dead by suspected Kuki militants at an unspecified place between Kangpokpi and Changoubung in the Senapati District.
October 21: Three suspected KNA cadres are killed in an attack by KRA militants at Ekou under Saikul Police station in the Senapati District.
October 17: Three dead bodies are recovered from Mandeu village in the Tamenglong District, from where a factional clash is reported between the NSCN- K and MPA on the one hand and the NSCN-IM on the other. The NSCN-IM claims that the bodies belonged to the combined forces of the NSCN- K and MPA.
September 21: Three ZRA cadres are beaten to death after being abducted by rival cadres of the KNA at Sielmat in the Churachandpur District.
September 12: Four SF personnel belonging to the Assam Rifles are killed, while three others sustain injuries when a column of Assam Rifles is ambushed by PLA cadres at a spot between Leisiphou and Oksu under Lamsang Police station limits in the Imphal West District.
August 16: At least five civilians, including two children, are killed while over 50 others, including five American and two French nationals, sustained injuries when suspected terrorists lobbed a powerful grenade at a crowded Krishna Janmashatami celebration held at the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) temple complex at Sangaiprou in Imphal.
August 11: Three UNLF cadres are killed while two others sustain injuries following an exchange of fire with the SF personnel at Semol in the Chandel District.
June 14: Three PLA militants are killed and four others wounded in an ambush laid by the SF personnel at Wakshu under Tengnoupal Police station limits in the Chandel District. Three AK-47 rifles along with a huge cache of ammunitions and incriminating documents are recovered from the site of the incident.
May 6: Three ZRNF cadres are killed in an encounter with the SFs at G. Kholet village in the Senapati District. One M16 rifle, two pistols, two Chinese-make hand grenades, several rounds of ammunition, one wireless set and some documents are recovered from the incident site.
May 4: Three suspected militants are killed while four persons, including two SF personnel, sustained injuries in an encounter at Rengkai in the Churachandpur District. Two pistols with magazines and some rounds of ammunition are recovered from the site of the incident.
April 25: Four KCP cadres, including the Thoubal 'District commander', are killed following an encounter with the Police at Nungei Khunou under Lilong Police station limits in the Thoubal District. Two pistols, one live round of 9-mm calibre, seven empty cases along with a vehicle used by the slain militants are recovered.
March 11: Four unidentified PLA cadres and a woman, Maikham Singlai, are killed and a two-year old child is wounded in an encounter between the SF personnel and militants at a place near Chingkhan Yonyer village under Tengnoupal Police station in the Chandel District.
February 20: In an ambush PAL militants kill four Police personnel at Thoubal.
January 23: Four suspected PLA cadres are killed in an encounter with the SFs at Sandankhong in the Bishnupur District.
January 21: During the counter insurgency Operation Dragnet, targeting the UNLF in Parbung and Thanlon sub-divisions of the Churachandpur District, two UNLF cadres and a SF personnel are killed.
January 20: A Lieutenant Colonel of the Indian Army, Rajiv Bakshi, is killed by militants in an ambush at Parbung area under Tipaimukh sub-division in the Churachandpur District. Four UNLF cadres are also killed in SFs’ retaliatory firing following the militant ambush.
January 14: Two Assam Rifles personnel and an unidentified PLA cadre are killed at the Khoibu Maring village under Tengnuopal Police station in the Chandel District.
January 3: Three SF personnel are killed and five others sustain injuries during an encounter with the UNLF cadres in Longpi village under Nungba Police station in the Tamenglong District.
December 27: Four UNLF cadres and one SF personnel is killed in an encounter at Ningthoukhong Mamang Pat near Loktak Lake in the Bishnupur District.
December 15: Four militants are killed in a clash between the KNA and KNF-P at the Koubru Hill Range under Gamnom Sapermeina Police station in Senapati District.
November 29: Three civilians are killed by unidentified militants at Tentha Tuwangbam under Kakching Police station in the Thoubal District.
November 19: Four member of a family were killed and a SF injured in an encounter between the Assam Rifles and a combined team of NSCN-K and UNLF militants at Longmai part-III village under Longmai Police station in the Tamenglong District. The injured SF subsequently succumbed to his injury.
November 13: Three CRPF personnel are killed and two others sustain injuries in an ambush by the UNLF at a spot between Kaimai and Sibilong, under Nungba Police station in the Tamenglong District.
October 9: Four soldiers are killed in an ambush by the UNLF at Zoupi under the Chakpikarong Police station in Chandel District.
September 19: Ten SF personnel are killed in an attack by the KYKL at upper Ngaryan hills range in the Bishnupur District.
August 10: Four civilians killed and two others sustain injuries in a cross-fire between SF personnel and KYKL cadres at Umathel under Waikhong Police station in the Thoubal District.
July 20: An NSCN-IM 'area commander' and three of his accomplices are killed while damaging a bridge over the Irang River on the National Highway No. 53 in the Tamenglong District.
July 10: Three Assam Rifles personnel are killed and seven persons, including two civilians, are injured as PLA terrorists trigger a powerful bomb explosion and subsequently ambush a SF patrol in the Waithou Area of Thoubal District.
June 30: Five SF personnel and four PLA militants were killed and three others sustained injuries in an encounter at Thangjng Ching in Churachandpur District.
April 30: PREPAK militants killed parents of two surrendered cadres and injure another during separate attacks at Nongpok Sekmai and Nungba under Yairipok Police station in Thoubal District.
April 23: The KYKL killed five drug traffickers at Khetrigaon in Imphal East District as part of its ‘anti-drugs campaign’.
April 4: Three cadres belonging to Samuel (S) faction of the (KNF) were killed during an internecine clash with the rival Military Council (MC) faction of the (KNF) at Molcham village in the Churachandpur District.
February 17: Five Assam Rifles personnel are killed and two others sustain injuries in an ambush by the KYKL at Kumbi in the Bishnupur District.
January 18: Two civilians and an unidentified terrorist are killed at Wangoo Saban Nungoi Leikai under Sugnu Police station limits in the Thoubal District.
January 16: The UNLF claimed of killing at least six SF personnel during an attack carried out by its Manipur People’s Army (MPA) cadres at a place between Tuilaphai and Sijon village in Churachandpur District.
January 6: Two children and a woman are killed and three persons sustain injuries as an abandoned grenade explodes at Moirangkhunou under Moirang Police station limits in the Bishnupur District.
October 9: Six PLA militants and a trooper were killed during an encounter at Khonkai in Churachandpur District. Seven AK series rifles and large caches of ammunition were recovered from the incident site.
September 6: Three Assam Rifles personnel, belonging to the 37th Battalion, were killed in an ambush by unidentified militants at the Sita area under Tengnoupal Police station in Chandel District
May 4: At least seven Kuki Revolutionary Army (KRA) militants were killed during an encounter with the troops near Moinam village in Ukhrul District.
April 25: Three suspected UNLF militants were killed during an encounter with the Police at Yairipok Top Chingtha in Thoubal District. A Manipur Police commando and a civilian were also wounded during the encounter.
April 23: Three Police personnel were killed and another sustained injuries during an ambush by unidentified militants at Khordak in Bishnupur District.
March 18: Three unidentified militants and a civilian were killed during an encounter with SF personnel at Wangboo village in Chandel District.
February 28: Three senior cadres belonging to Zougam group of the Kuki National Front (KNF) were killed by the Samuel group of the same KNF during a factional gunfight at Hengjang near Patlian village in Churachandpur District.
January 6: Three KYKL militants were killed during an encounter with the SFs between the Heirok Part III Litan Makhong and Enganglok areas of Thoubal District.
February 10: Five SF personnel were killed in an ambush laid by the KYKL militants near Leingangtabi along the Imphal-Moreh road.
December 8: Ukhrul Superintendent of Police S. Manglemjao escaped a UNLF ambush. However, four other Police personnel were killed in the incident.
November 20: The MPA, armed wing of the UNLF, laid an ambush on the CRPF’s 110th battalion and killed seven personnel at Jivan Nagar in Bishnupur District.
September 22: Three United Kuki Liberation Front (UKLF) militants were killed in an internecine clash with cadres of the Kuki National Army (KNA) in Churachandpur District.
May 27: In an attack by unidentified militants on an Assam Rifles convoy, 11 personnel were killed at Tongsong near Sangsad village on the Imphal-Ukhrul Road.
April 26: Four persons, including a woman, were killed and three others injured in a bomb explosion at Hangoipat under Saikul Police Station in Senapati District.
April 9: Four SF personnel and two civilians were killed while 34 others, including two SF personnel, were injured in an attack by the PLA militants at Pangei Bazaar of Imphal East District.
January 8: Four SF personnel were killed in a bomb blast at Mundum Mahadeva Lamkhai in Thoubal District by Oken group of the Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL).
June 7: Five persons, including four traders of Bihar, were killed by suspected People’s United Liberation Front (PULF) militants at Kakching in Thoubal District.
May 15: Three Christian priests were killed by unidentified militants in a seminary at Ngarian in the Bishnupur District.
April 12: Seven Kukis were killed and seven others injured by militants of the Kuki Revolutionary Army (KRA) and an unidentified Naga militant group in the Senapati District.
December 28: Nine persons, including a trooper, were killed and four others injured in an encounter with unidentified militants in Temenglong District.
December 18: Four civilians were killed by unidentified militants in the Thoubal District.
November 21: Five SF personnel were killed in an attack carried out by the Manipur People’s Army (MPA), armed wing of the United National Liberation Front (UNLF), in Jiribam Sub-Division of Imphal East District.
April 6: Five SF personnel were killed in an ambush carried out by unidentified militants in the Churachandpur District.
February 15: UNLF militants killed nine SF personnel in Churachandpur District.
October 17: Kuki militants killed eleven civilians, including nine Nagas, in Tamenglong District.
December 10: NSCN-IM militants killed 10 Kukis in the Ukhrul District.
September 23: Kuki militants killed 10 Nagas in the Tamenglong District.
June-July: 70 persons were killed in a series of clashes between Kukis and Paites in the Churachandpur District.
May 7: NSCN-IM militants killed eight Kukis in the Senapati District.
December 20: 11 SF personnel and five civilians were killed in an ambush carried out by Kuki militants.
November 15: Naga militants killed nine Kukis near the India-Myanmar border.
May 15: NSCN-IM killed 16 Kukis, mostly women and children, in the Saipimol village.
September 16: NSCN-IM militants killed 16 Kukis at Gelneng village in Senapati District.
September 13: NSCN-IM militants attacked a Kuki village near Imphal and killed 17 persons.
August 6-8: 41 Kukis were killed by the NSCN-IM in separate attacks on Kuki villages.
June 29: 26 SF personnel were killed in an ambush carried out by the NSCN-IM on National Highway 39.
April 18: NSCN-IM militants attacked Bongli village in Chandel District and killed six Kuki children.
February 1: Six Security Force (SF) personnel were killed and five others injured in an ambush laid by NSCN-IM in Senapati District.
August 20: NSCN-IM militants killed six Police personnel near Sailen village.