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Tuesday , 20 August 2019
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Six Assam Rifle personnel killed in Manipur ambush

At least six personnel of Assam Rifle, including a junior commissioned officer (JCO) were killed in an ambush set by heavily-armed rebels at Joupi area in Manipur district on Sunday.

The security personnel fell in the trap of the armed-rebels around 1pm near Hangshing village in Chandel district. The commandant’s convoy was returning from a nearby village after inspecting a landslide.

The attackers managed to escape with the weapons including a INSAS rifle, four AK series rifles and one light machine gun. Till the time report was filled the deceased jawans had not been identified.

A massive combing and search operation is being carried out in the forested area to nab the attackers. The 4 regiments of Assam Rifle had replaced the 6 Dogra regiment recently. No group has yet claimed responsibility of the incident.

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