Troops of the Assam Rifles early Wednesday morning gunned down a militant believed to be of the proscribed Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF) in Chandel district of Manipur, not far away from Maha Mani village, where two jawans of the 18 Assam Rifles had been killed in an explosion two days ago.
The insurgent was eliminated at Sajik Tampak, a village in Chandel district, and two improvised explosive devices (IED) and one AK-series rifle were recovered from the spot, a tweet by the Army Eastern Command headquarters said. While further details were not immediately available, the tweet said the operation was on till about 10 AM on Wednesday.
The incident took place during an on-going operation the troops of the Assam Rifles had launched on Monday after two of its jawans were killed and six others injured in a major IED attack at Chandel, not far away from the Myanmar border. Chandel is about 65 km from Imphal, the Manipur capital. The RPF had on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the Monday attack and said the Demolition Unit of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), its armed wing had carried out the attack