According to the information given by the police, an Assam Rifles trooper suffered injuries when suspected Naga militants from the NSCN(K) attacked them today morning at Joupi in Manipur’s Chandel district.
Chandel Superintendent of Police Angam Kameie said the injured trooper, Appu Barma, was flown to a military hospital in Imphal West district. Barma suffered shrapnel injuries.
The police said the incident took place when the troopers were on foot patrol at Joupi and a remote-controlled bomb exploded. The militants then opened fire using semi-automatic rifles, forcing the troopers to retaliate.
No militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack. The NSCN(K) in collaboration with some other militant groups ambushed a column of troopers of Dogra Regiment on June 4, 2015 in Chandel district killing 18 troopers.