The insurgents blasted a bomb and opened fire, leading to an hour-long encounter
The injured jawans were taken to hospital. Insurgents ambushed the security patrol minutes before the arrival of BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to address a rally in Imphal. Charging that people of the state were being "suppressed" by central forces in the name of dealing with insurgents, militant outfit United Revolutionary Front had given a call for boycotting Modi's visit.
Modi gave his first speech in the Manipur capital after his anointment as the prime ministerial candidate of the BJP.