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Ambush is direct attack on state, says Manipur CM Biren as his convoy was targeted leaving two injured

The ambush took place near K Sinam village in Kangpokpi District.

The ambush on the Chief Minister’s convoy took place in Kangpokpi district as suspected Kuki militants opened fire near K Sinam village, en route to Jiribam district via NH-37.

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In a stark reminder of Manipur’s volatile security landscape, Chief Minister N Biren Singh’s convoy was ambushed, leaving two persons injured. The Chief Minister, who was not present during the attack, condemned the incident as a direct assault on the state and called for unified action to restore peace.

“It is very unfortunate and highly condemnable. It is an attack directly on the Chief Minister, means directly on the people of the state. So, the State Government has to do something. I will consult with all my colleagues and we will take decisive action,” stated Biren Singh.


The ambush occurred in Kangpokpi district as suspected Kuki militants targeted the convoy near K Sinam village, en route to Jiribam district via NH-37. The attack injured a police officer and a civilian. The civilian, identified as 28-year-old Moirangthem Ajesh from Thanga Ngaram, sustained critical injuries and is undergoing treatment at Shija Hospitals and Research Institute. Despite the severity of his condition, he remains stable and conscious.

The security forces engaged in a gunfire exchange with the assailants following the ambush. Chief Minister Biren Singh visited Shija Hospital to check on the injured personnel, reiterating his condemnation of the attack and stressing the state’s commitment to restoring peace.

Biren Singh emphasized that the attack was a direct affront to the state’s leadership and called for solidarity against such violent acts. He noted the restraint exercised by state police forces in response to such incidents and reaffirmed the government’s resolve to address the escalating violence in Jiribam and other affected regions.

The Chief Minister’s scheduled visit to Jiribam was aimed at assessing the ongoing violence and working towards bringing peace in the state remains a top priority, he added.

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