- Militants ambush 2 police patrols in Manipur's Chandel district
- 4 Policemen killed in the attack, four others injured
- Police were on way to Chief Minister Ibobi, who was to launch a district
The police said that the first incident occurred at Lokchao, located around 21 km from the border town of Moreh, along the Imphal-Moreh route. One policeman died on the spot, while the others were injured.
The ambush took place when the team was heading to Tengnoupal where Chief Minister Okram Ibobi was scheduled to inaugurate the newly created district of Tengnoupal, 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.
The injured policemen have been taken to Imphal for further medical treatment, the police officer said.