6 security men among 7 killed in Manipur ambush

The militants opened fire at the convoy of Independent MLA Wungnaoshing Keishing of Phungyar assembly constituency when he was returning to Imphal after attending a function at Riha village at Yaingangpokpi area in the district at around 3 pm, they said.

While seven persons were killed on the spot, Keishing received injuries in the hand, according to official reports.

All the bodies were brought to the Regional Institute of Medical Science and Hospital for post-mortem.

Keishing has been demanding creation of a district (Phungyar assembly constituency) out of Naga-majority Ukhrul district bordering Myanmar but some Naga social organisations have strongly opposed to it.

No individual or organisation has so far claimed responsibility for the ambush.

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