Imphal, Nov 26: Five Special Forces personnel of the Indian army were today injured in an ambush by militants in Chandel district of Manipur. Army sources said an IED blast was triggered during a combing operation by the commandos. This was followed by firing from light arms by the militants. Also Read - NEET 2021: Indian Army Offers Free Coaching to Underprivileged Students in Srinagar

They said that even though five of the team were injured, the commandos fought back and managed to rescue those injured. The sources said the incident happened in Sajik Tampak in Chandel district, which is close to the Myanmar border. Chandel has witnessed many deadly attacks on security forces in the recent past. Also Read - Arrival Of 'Sticky Bombs' Sets Off Alarm Bells In Jammu And Kashmir | All You Need To Know

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. Also Read - Join Indian Army 2021: Apply for Technical Graduate Course at joinindianarmy.nic.in, Check Details Here