Militants kill two policemen, injure eight at Manipur's Chandel district
The policemen were attacked with improvised explosives and bullets by terrorists on reaching Lokchao.
Militants killed at least two policemen and injured eight others in two different ambushes at Manipur's Chandel district on Thursday.
According to PTI report said one of the attacks took place in Lokchao village in Chandel district, 21 kilometres from the border town of Moreh, along the Imphal-Moreh route killing one personnel on the spot and injuring seven others.
Team of Manipur Police were travelling from Moreh (near India-Myanmar border) to Tengnoupal District for a scheduled programme of Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, when they came under attack, according to News18 report.
The report said the policemen were attacked with improvised explosives and bullets by terrorists on reaching Lokchao. Following which, the injured were rushed to a nearby hospital.
A police officer told the PTI that one injured personnel succumbed to injuries later. Ibobi was scheduled to inaugurate the newly created district of Tengnoupal, carved out from the existing Naga-dominated district of Chandel.
The two dead Manipur Police personnel have been identified as Md Ayub Khan and Hc Ngarei Marring, the police officer said.
News18 report said that the police suspect the terrorists who attacked near Lokchao village to belong to the Naga outfit, National Security Council of Nagaland Isak-Muivah(NSCN-IM).
In the second ambush that took place at Bongyang area in the same district, one personnel of the state forces was also severely injured. Of the eight injured, three personnel who received critical injuries have been rushed to Imphal for further medical treatment, the police officer said.