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Suspected Insurgents Ambush Manipur CM’s Advanced Security Team

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An advance security team accompanying Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh was ambushed by suspected insurgents in the violence-hit Jiribam district. The incident occurred ahead of the Chief Minister’s much-anticipated visit to the region.

Details of the Ambush of Manipur CM’s Advanced Security Team

  • Location: The attack took place near Kotlen village along a stretch of National Highway-53, approximately 220 km from the state capital Imphal.
  • Injuries: Two security personnel were injured during the ambush.
  • Context: The recent surge in violence in Manipur began on June 6 after the discovery of the body of Soibam Saratkumar Singh, a 59-year-old Meitei farmer who had been missing for weeks. His death sparked outrage among residents, leading to urgent calls for enhanced security measures and the right to self-defense.
  • Significance: Jiribam serves as a strategic gateway bordering Assam and is traversed by the vital National Highway-37. The presence of numerous Kuki villages in the surrounding hills further underscores its importance.

The situation remains tense as authorities investigate the attack and assess security protocols. Chief Minister N. Biren Singh is expected to visit the violence-hit town in the coming days3.

Stay tuned for further updates as the situation unfolds.

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