Update: The death toll rises to 4. While one personnel was killed on spot, three of those injured later succumbed to injuries, said a police officer. Of the deceased personnel, two have been identified as Md Ayub Khan and Hc Ngarei Marring, the police officer said.
Imphal: Two policemen were killed and six others critically injured in an ambush laid by terrorists at Lokchao village in Manipur’s Chandel distict on Thursday.
Sources said, a team of Manipur police were travelling from Moreh (near India-Myanmar border) to Tengnoupal District for a scheduled program of Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh.
On reaching Lokchao, jawans were attacked with improvised explosives and bullets by the suspected NSCI (M) terrorists. “In the gun battle one police man was killed and 3 other were injured. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital,” police sources said.
So far no one has officially claimed responsibility 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.