3 soldiers martyred, 4 injured as militants attack Army patrol in Manipur’s Khongtal

At least three Indian Army soldiers were martyred and four were injured after a group of militants ambushed them on Thursday night near the Myanmar boder in Chandel district south of Imphal in Manipur, reported news agency ANI.

According to media reports, the Indian Army had launched an area domination patrol of the Assam Rifles at Khongtal in Manipur. The patrolling party was attacked by the insurgents who detonated an IED and opened fired at them.

The soldiers who were injured in the attack have been shifted to a military hospital at Leimakhong in Imphal and the Army has sent additional reinforcements in the area. 

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