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"Will Take Step" Said Manipur CM After Militant Attack on His Convoy

Manipur is still not completely calm. The situation is tense in Jiribam district of Manipur. On Monday, suspected militants ambushed the security convoy of Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh , in which two security personnel has been injured. 

News agency PTI gave this information quoting the police. Police said that the convoy was going towards the violence-affected Jiribam district, when it was attacked around 10.30 am near Kotlen village on NH-53. A police officer said that several bullets were fired at the vehicles of the security forces, after which the security forces also retaliated.

The driver of one of the vehicles in the convoy was shot in the right shoulder and was taken to a hospital in Imphal, the official said. He said, "Security forces have reached the site of the ambush, about 36 km from the state capital, and a search operation has been launched to trace the gunmen."

News agency PTI quoted an official as saying, "Chief Minister Biren Singh has not yet reached Imphal from Delhi. He was planning to go to Jiribam to take stock of the situation in the district." 

Suspected militants had set fire to two police posts, a forest department office and at least 70 houses in Jiribam on Saturday.

After the incident, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh said, 'This is very unfortunate and highly condemnable. This is a direct attack on the Chief Minister, that is, on the people of the state. So the state government will have to do something. I will talk to all my colleagues and we will take a decision...'