3 Assam Rifles Personnel Killed, 5 Injured In Ambush By Militants In Manipur

A squad of 15 Assam Rifles soldiers were on an "area domination" patrol in Manipur's Chandel district on Wednesday evening when they came under attack by suspected militants of the People's Liberation Army (PLA)

3 Assam Rifles Personnel Killed, 5 Injured In Ambush By Militants In Manipur
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Three Assam Rifles soldiers laid down their lives for the country in an ambush by militants at an area lying in Chandel district of Manipur near the border with Myanmar. Five others were injured; they are critical, sources said.

A squad of 15 Assam Rifles soldiers were on an "area domination" patrol in Manipur's Chandel district on Wednesday evening when they came under attack by suspected militants of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), one of the several insurgent groups operating in the northeast state.

Sources said the Assam Rifles soldiers were first hit with an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion, followed by the ambush with small arms at the spot 100 km from state capital Imphal.

On July 29, the Army unit had launched an area domination patrol in Khongtal when the patrol team was returning, insurgents detonated an IED and opened fire.

The incident occurred at 6.30 pm on Wednesday evening. An official statement from Assam Rifles is still awaited.

Source : NDTV with KNN