Imphal, Dec 15, 2016: Four police personnel killed and six others critically wounded in an ambush laid by the suspected NSCN (IM) militants at Lokchao village in Manipur’s Chandel district on Thursday.
“The first incident occurred at Lokchao, located some 21 km from the border town of Moreh, along the Imphal-Moreh route killing one personnel on the spot and injuring six others,” said Police.
One injured official succumbed to injuries later, a police officer said.
The incident took place when the team was heading for Tengnoupal where Chief Minister O Ibobi was scheduled to inaugurate the newly created district of Tengnoupal, carved out from the existing Naga-dominated district of Chandel.
Among four, two dead Manipur Police personnel have been identified as Md Ayub Khan and Hc Ngarei Marring, the police officer said.
In the second ambush that took place at Bongyang area in the same district, one personnel of the state forces was also severely injured. The attack took place at around 8.30 pm.
Of the six injured, three personnel who received critical injuries have been rushed to Imphal for further medical treatment, the police officer said.
So far no one has officially claimed responsible for the attack. Following the incident, the entire area was put on high alert.
All the adjoining police stations were asked to intensify their vigil.