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IED blast in Manipur, five army commandos injured

Chandel Has Witnessed Many Deadly Attacks On The Armed Forces. Eighteen Soldiers Were Recently Killed In The District In An Ambush.

PTI | Updated on: 26 Nov 2016, 09:22:21 PM
Funeral procession of a soldier killed in ambush (Image Source: Getty)


Militants carried out a deadly ambush in Chandel district of Manipur, injuring five special forces personnel of the Indian army.

Army sources said an IED blast was triggered during a combing operation by the commandos.

This was followed by firing from light arms by the militants.

They said that even though five of the team were injured, the commandos fought back and managed to rescue those injured.

The sources said the incident happened in Sajik Tampak in Chandel district, which is close to the Myanmar border.

Chandel has witnessed many deadly attacks on security forces in the recent past. Eighteen soldiers were killed in the district on June 5, 2015 in an ambush.

On May 23 this year, six personnel of the Assam Rifles were killed in an ambush in Chandel. 

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First Published : 26 Nov 2016, 09:12:00 PM