|Mahesh Gurung of 29 Assam Rifles from Dehradun|
Sources in the government said that an umbrella group of terrorist organisations planned and executed the attack. Four AK rifles, one INSAS Rifle and one LMG rifle have been taken away by the militants. CorCom, which is responsible for many bombings, is an umbrella group in Manipur comprising the Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP), Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL), People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK), Progressive faction (PREPAK-Pro), Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF – the political wing of the People’s Liberation Army – PLA), United National Liberation Front (UNLF) and United Peoples Party of Kangleipak (UPPK).
Home Minister Rajnath Singh - who reviewed the situation with top security officials -- directed the forces to take the "strongest possible action" against the terrorists involved.
Reinforcements have been sent to the area and a massive combing operation is underway.
Last year, 18 army personnel were killed in the same district in an ambush by a group of Naga militants.