One AR personnel injured in UNLF attack

IMPHAL, March 26: The Armed wing of the Manipur People’s Army (MPA) of United National Liberation Front (UNLF) attacked a column of 44 AR after PLA killed one personnel of 15 AR and wounded another by exploding a powerful IED at Leirongthel Lamkhai under Yairipok police station of Thoubal District on 22 March in the morning.

According to police sources, the incident occurred  at an area of Namibisha under Kamjong sub-division of Ukhrul distirct at around 10.25 a.m. A column of 44 AR in some vehicles came under attack with the explosion of  a powerful IED planted at the roadside while they were moving together and an AR personnel was wounded by the bomb splinters. The injury sustained was reportedly  not critical.

Meanwhile UNLF claimed that the armed wing of the front, MPA cadres launched the attack which claimed five lives of AR personnel and injured some personnel.

However ADPO Phungyar Mr. Pukeho Mao who also holds the charge of sub-divisional police officer of Kanjong sub-division of Ukhrul said that the information about a column of AR from 23 March proceeding to Namibisha to launch  an operation was received but an attack by an UG group or an encounter with an UG group has not been officially reported as yet. It was not officially reported at Chasad or Phungyar police station, he added.

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