Manipur: 20 soldiers killed in militant attacks in Chandel District, 12 injured

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Attack in Manipur killed 11 Armymen
Representational photo: 20  armymen were killed and 12 others injured in an attack by militants.

In a major ambush in Manipur’s Chandel district , 11 armymen of 6 Dogra Regiment were killed and 10 others injured in an attack by militants.  The ambush, one of deadliest ever, occurred at 7:30 AM on Thursday and a total 16 other soldiers are believed to have survived. The attack took place near Moltuk on the Indo-Myanmar border.

The ambush was laid by an unidentified terrorist outfit under Tengnoupal Police Station in the district. Sources said terrorists used heavy firepower in the attack. The Army convoy was a road opening party and was attacked with rocket propelled grenades (RPGs) and heavy gunfire.

The army and security forces have intensified combing operations in and around the area.  In January this year, two militants were killed in an encounter with police personnel in Bishenpur district and another militant of ZUF arrested in Tamenglong district of Manipur.

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