Three Manipur police personnel were killed and eight others injured in two separate ambushes by suspected militants in Chandel district bordering Myanmar on Thursday, reports said.
No militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
The first assault took place at Lokchao around 6:30am when militants launched attacked a vehicle carrying security personnel. A policeman died on the spot while one succumbed to his injuries later. In the second attack, the assailants ambushed a police team a couple of hours later at Bongyang, killing a policeman, sources said. According to reports, the condition of one of the injured security personnel was critical.
State chief minister Okram Singh condemned the attack, stating, “Violence will not bring any solution unless there is a dialogue.”
He announced ex gratia of `5 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased policemen and suitable government jobs, official sources said.