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.