Imphal, Nov 13: Manipur education minister DD Thaisi escaped unhurt when suspected NSCN-IM militants targeted his convoy in Senapati district, police said on Sunday.
The ultras ambushed the minister's convoy at Purul village when he was going to attend a public function last evening, they said, adding that one of his securitymen was injured in the incident.
The militants first exploded an improvised explosive device in front of the convoy and then started firing from both sides of the road, they said.
The first car of the convoy and the vehicle of the minister was damaged in the firing and a personnel of the India Reserve Battalion (IRB) was injured in the attack. He sustained bullet injuries in his leg and has been brought to Imphal for further treatment, they said.
Security personnel also retaliated. The minister returned without attending the function.