Guwahati: A Border Security Force constable was killed, two others were injured during an exchange of fire with suspected “Kuki miscreants” at Serou in Manipur at 4.15 am on Tuesday.
The deceased has been identified as Ranjit Yadav.
Yadav sustained bullet injury and was evacuated to Jivan Hospital, Kakching where he was declared dead, official said.
“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 have been air evacuated to Mantripukhri, officials said.
“Extensive area domination operations by Assam Rifles, BSF and Police undertaken in areas of Sugnu/Serou in Manipur. Intermittent firing between Security Forces and group of insurgents took place throughout night of June 5-6, Security Forces effectively retaliated to the fire,” they added.
The Indian Army along with Assam Rifles, CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces) and police started its extensive area domination operations following the recent crisis in Manipur.
The search operation is underway.