Six Assam Rifles troopers gunned down in Manipur

Six Assam Rifles troopers gunned down in Manipur
After a brief lull, militants on Sunday targeted the security personnel on the Indo-Myanmar border in Manipur.

At least six Assam Rifles personnel, including a Junior Commissioned officer (JCO), were killed in an ambush with suspected militants in Manipur’s Chandel district. The incident took place in the same area where 18 Indian Army troopers were gunned down my militants last year.

According to Assam Rifles sources, troopers from 29 Assam Rifles, who were posted to guard the porous Indo-Myanmar border, were returning after inspecting a landslide-hit area near the border when they were ambushed at new Somtal area near Hengsi of Joupi under Tegnoupal police station.

The militants also snatched six AK 47 rifles, one LMG and ammunition from the soldiers. On May 19, People’s Liberation Army militants had ambushed BSF personnel in Thoubal district of Manipur, but no casualty was reported. Reinforcements have been sent to the ambush site, a source added.

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