Imphal: An Assam Rifles officer was seriously injured when insurgents on Friday ambushed a convoy in Manipur’s Ukhrul district.
Major Mandip Singh, Commanding Officer of a company of 31 Assam Rifles, was injured in the attack between Kamjong and Kongtong.
He was flown to the military hospital at Leimakhong, about 20 km away from Imphal, the state capital, informed sources said.
The insurgents used explosives and automatic rifles in the attack. The troopers retaliated, leading to heavy exchange of fire for over 30 minutes.
As additional security personnel rushed from a nearby Assam Rifles camp, the insurgents escaped.