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Narrow escape for Manipur CM Okram Ibobi after militants open fire in Ukhrul

Manipur CM Okram Ibobi was ambushed by suspected NSCN (IM) militants at Ukhrul district headquarters on Monday. Militants reportedly opened fire after the CM's chopper landed at a helipad around 10.30 am. Two Manipur Rifles

India TV Politics Desk, Imphal [ Updated: October 24, 2016 19:06 IST ]
Okram Ibobi escaped unhurt in the incident
Image Source : PTI Okram Ibobi escaped unhurt in the incident

Manipur CM Okram Ibobi was ambushed by suspected NSCN (IM) militants at Ukhrul district headquarters on Monday. Militants reportedly opened fire after the CM's chopper landed at a helipad around 10.30 am.

Two Manipur Rifles jawans were injured in the incident.

The Chief Minister, however, escaped unhurt amidst firing by the militants at Ukhrul helipad. 

The CM and his team immediately flew back to Imphal.

Ibobi Singh, along with Dy CM Gaikhangam, took a chopper from Imphal around 9.30 and was headed to inaugurate a hospital and other office buildings.

 

Earlier on Sunday, two jawans from the India Reserve Battalion (IRB) were injured in Hundung area of same district after an IED explosion took place.

Reports said the 04 Indian Reserve Batalian(IRB) jawans were deployed there a week ahead of the chief minister’s visit.

Despite the incident, Ibobi did not alter his plan to visit Ukhrul.

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