The Chief Minister of Manipur in north east India had a narrow escape after suspected militants ambushed him on Mondaymorning. Two Manipur Rifles soldiers were injured in the attack.
"Along with Dy CM Gaikhangam, Ibobi Singh took a chopper from Imphal around 9.30 am to Ukhrul to inaugurate a hospital and other office buildings. Minutes after the chopper landed at a helipad around 10.30 am unknown armed men began firing towards the CM," The Times of India reported, quoting police sources.
Two soldiers were wounded in the attack while the CM and his team immediately flew back to Imphal.