Militant killed, two Assam Rifles jawans injured in encounter in Manipur's Chandel district

Imphal: A militant was on Wednesday killed while two Assam Rifles jawans were injured in an encounter between heavily-armed militants and the paramilitary force in Chandel district of Manipur bordering Myanmar, police said.

The encounter took place at around 5 am when Assam Rifles personnel spotted militants planting Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at Chamol village, 18 km from Chakpikarong police station, a senior police officer said.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

A gunbattle followed in which the unidentified militant was killed and two Assam Rifles jawans were injured, the police officer said.

A rifle and three unexploded IEDs were recovered from the site by the Assam Rifles troopers, he said.

Additional forces were rushed to the remote village and a combing operation was on, the police officer said.

On Monday, two Assam Rifles jawans were killed and six others were injured when militants exploded a powerful IED at Man Mani village in the same district, following which security had been strengthened.

Banned insurgent outfit Revolutionary People's Front (RPF) had claimed responsibility for Monday's attack.

Updated Date: Nov 15, 2017 15:52 PM

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