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Heavy exchange of firing in Moreh after Kuki militant attack


Six injured security personnel were airlifted to Imphal and admitted to RIMS. CM suspects involvement of foreign mercenaries from Myanmar

TFM Report

Thunderous sounds of bullets and bombs marked the second day of the New Year as the heavy exchange of gunfire between Kuki terrorists and a combined team of Manipur police personnel and BSF jawans at the India-Myanmar border town of Moreh on January 2.

According to sources, five police commandos and one BSF soldier were injured in the gunfight. They were injured in an RPG attack by militants while they were on patrolling duty.

The five injured personnel were airlifted to Imphal and admitted to Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) around 11:30 am. The injured commandos were identified as Maibam Thoiba, 32 S/o M.Rabi of Yairipok Top; Chabungbam Herojit, 38, S/o Ch Bira, Kodompokpi Mayai Leikai; Kamei Ganhemlung, 40, S/o. Majapou Kamei of Ragailong; and Mangsatabam Premkumar, 35, S/o Tolen of Luwangsangbam. The injured BSF airlifted to Imphal has been identified as Rabindra Singh, 48, S/o. Jais Singh of Vadhra, Rajasthan.

One more CDO identified as Maibam Dayanhi, 49 S/o. M. Jugindro of Nambol Maibam injured in Moreh was brought to Imphal by a helicopter and admitted to RIMS in the afternoon.

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh and some of his council of Ministers visited RIMS and met injured personnel. The Chief Minister also spoke with the families of the injured personnel.

According to an official source, the Chief Minister, speaking on the sidelines of the visit, said that it was unfortunate, but fortunately, the personnel were not seriously injured.

Pointing at the intensity of the attack during which the personnel were injured, the Chief Minister continued that it has proved that the weapons used by the terrorists were sophisticated. The Central forces and State forces are countering them. He added search operations and combing operations are widely going on, and reinforcements have also been sent.

He claimed that foreign mercenaries from Myanmar are likely to have been involved in the attacks. “We are having some doubts of the involvement of foreign mercenaries from Myanmar side…We will take necessary measures to counter such terrorist activities,” he said.

The state government is “in touch with the Centre and operations are being conducted jointly by the state and central security forces”, he said

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