Violence erupts in northeastern India as militants target police and civilians

Violence erupts in northeastern India as militants target police and civilians

A wave of violence has swept through northeastern India’s Manipur, with reports of Kuki militants targeting both police and civilians.

The incident took place in Jiribam on June 9.

Visuals showed the bullet marks on the vehicle and how the militants were gearing up their arms for attack and defence.

The latest incident occurred at K. Senam Village, where one individual, identified as Moirangthem Ajesh Bobo (32), sustained a bullet injury to the back of his right shoulder. Ajesh, a resident of Thanga Ngaram Leikai, Moirang, and a civil department driver, was caught in the crossfire as militants unleashed an assault on Manipur Police and Chief Minister N. Biren Singh’s advance security team.

This attack follows a disturbing pattern observed in previous incidents, notably the assault on Commando Duty Officers (CDOs) in Moreh. The modus operandi involves targeting civilian and police personnel, prompting security forces to evacuate civilians from the area. Subsequently, militants lay ambushes to intercept any reinforcements, allowing them to occupy the territory and establish buffer zones, further fracturing the stability of Manipur.

The injured victim, Ajesh, highlights the human cost of these attacks, as innocent bystanders are caught in the crossfire of militant violence. As tensions escalate in Manipur, authorities face mounting pressure to address the root causes of militancy and restore peace to the troubled region.


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