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5 soldiers injured in Manipur ambush

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 Nov 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Imphal/Guwahati, Nov 26: At least five soldiers from a patrol party on the Myanmar border were seriously injured in a militant ambush in Manipur’s Chandel district on Saturday morning, officials said. The United tiol Liberation Front of Western South East Asia (UNLFW), an umbrella grouping of the anti-talk factions of Assam’s United Liberation Front of Asom and the tiol Democratic Front of Boroland, the tiolist Socialist Council of galand-Khaplang, the Kamatapur Liberation Organisation and Coordition Committee of several militant outfits of Manipur, has claimed responsibility for the attack. Sources said that the soldiers were patrolling near Sajik Tampak when a remote controlled bomb detoted near them, while the militants opened fire with automatic rifles. As the soldiers retaliated, the militants are believed to have escaped across the border. Reinforcements have been rushed for launching combing operations in the area. The wounded soldiers were airlifted to the military hospital at Leimakhong army headquarters near Imphal. A statement issued by the ULFA’s anti-talk faction claimed responsibility. “A group of Peoples’ Liberation Army (PLA) attacked the 21 Para Regiment of Indian Army between Aisi and Khunmulen near Sajik Tampak in Chandel District on Saturday morning. Five or more Indian soldiers are seriously injured,” it said.(IANS)

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