1 BSF Jawan Dead, 2 Assam Rifles Soldiers Injured in Firing by Militants in Manipur

Imphal: A BSF jawan was killed and two soldiers of the Assam Rifles were injured by gunshots in Manipur’s Serou during an exchange of fire between security forces and a group of militants on the intervening night of June 5-6.

“One BSF Jawan sustained fatal injuries while two Assam Rifles personnel sustained gunshot wounds (GSW) in general area Serou,” the Spear Corps of the Indian Army said in a statement.

The injured Assam Rifles personnel were airlifted to Mantripukhri for treatment.

The Indian Army along with Assam Rifles, CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces), and police are involved in extensive area domination operations following the recent surge in ethnic violence in Manipur.

Manipur is witnessing widespread violence since May 3, following a rally organized by the All Tribals Students Union (ATSU) to protest the demand for the inclusion of Meitei/Meetei in the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category.

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