Notably, Chandel has witnessed many deadly attacks on security forces in the recent past.
Two policemen were killed and four injured in an ambush by terrorists in Lokchao in Chandel district of Manipur. It was learned that terrorists targeted a police truck on a highway, according to a report. The terrorists ambushed patrol party. The injured have been taken to nearby hospital. Notably, Chandel has witnessed many deadly attacks on security forces in the recent past. The incident happened weeks after five Special Forces personnel of the Indian army were injured in an ambush by militants in Chandel district. Army sources had said an IED blast was triggered during a combing operation by the commandos. This was followed by firing from light arms by the militants. They said that even though five of the team were injured, the commandos fought back and managed to rescue those injured. According to reports, the incident had happened in Sajik Tampak in Chandel district, which is close to the Myanmar border. Eighteen soldiers were killed in the district on June 5, 2015 in an ambush. On May 23 this year, six personnel of the Assam Rifles were killed in an ambush in Chandel.