外文标题：20 Army personnel killed in militant attack in Manipur
NEW DELHI: NEW DELHI: At least 20 Army personnel were killed and 12 injured in a militant attack in Manipur's Chandel district on Thursday, TV reports said.
The 6 Dogra convoy came under attack while it was coming from Motul towards Imphal. The incident took place at 8.45am. The injured soldiers have been airlifted to Nagaland.
An Army spokesman said that the militants first fired rocket-propelled grenades at the four-vehicle convoy which was on its way to Imphal from Chandel. The ambush took place when the convoy reached between Paralong and Charong villages.
Most of the bodies were charred.
This is being seen as the worst attack on the Indian Army in at least a decade. A dozen soldiers were also wounded in the most deadly attack in the region in recent years.
Security analysts suspect the attack was in retaliation against the reported killing on Monday of a woman by soldiers. The district observed a complete shutdown on Wednesday in protest over the killing.
Manipur, which has a population of 2.5 million, has faced an armed insurgency for years in which several tribal militant groups are active.
Kaushik Ray (Yerevan)
These terrorists should be flushed out and killed without any mercy
Khelkham () 10 hrs ago
army needs to get further training
Andrew Sang (Jaipur, Rajasthan)
so sad to the people who lay down their life for our mother
dfgh (gf) 11 hrs ago
Crush the terrorist by all means, infantry forces are very vulnerable. Air strike, drone attacks should be considered like US ...
Arjun Singh ()
now its pay back time to terrorist... teach them such a lesson ..that they sud think twice before doing anything against army
Yo da (Unknown)
this is the result of neglect of NE for such a long time by Congis.. AFSPA is like Chemo, but the real action needs to happen elsewhere..
rahul priyadarshi (Bangalore)
It's very bad
ruthreddy ruthreddy (Location)
This is unacceptable, india has to do something,where are these terrorist getting these arms?
anil sharma ()
Whatever anyone says...government shouldn't buckle..should give the army a freehand to hunt and eliminate these pests...till the last devil is alive..
Proud Indian (delhi)
Most of the insurgencies are supported by missionaries. Hard but have to digest the fact