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Four Manipur Police personnel killed, 4 injured in ambush

Imphal: Militants on Thursday ambushed a team of Manipur policemen on road opening party (ROP) duty at two different places in Chandel district, killing four personnel and injuring another four.

The first ambush occurred at Lokchao, 21 km from the border town of Moreh, when the police team was heading for Tengnoupal where Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh was scheduled to attend a programme in connection with the inauguration of the newly created district of Tengnoupal, which was carved out from the existing Naga-dominated district of Chandel.

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.

In the second ambush that took place at Bongyang area in the same district, one personnel of the state forces was severely injured.

PTI