Nagaland Ambush kills 4 Assam Rifles personnel, 6 injured

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Four Assam Rifles personnel were killed and six others were injured in an ambush which was laid by suspected National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) rebels in Mon District of Nagaland on June 17.

“There are reports of an encounter that took place around 2.30pm. The Khaplang faction is suspected to be behind the attack on Assam Rifles,” said Vechipa Vise, Mon District superintendent of police.

Reportedly personnel were attacked by the rebels with grenades and gunfire near Aboi, when they were on their way to fetch water from a river.

The incident occurred at around 3 pm near Aboi when armed cadres ambushed a team comprising six Assam Rifles personnel, said the PRO to the Inspector General of Assam Rifles.

PRO further said, “Havildar Fateh Singh Negi and Sepoy Hungnga Konyak died on the spot while four others suffered critical bullet injuries were immediately hospitalised.”

Defense source revealed that injured were airlifted on an Army chopper to Jorhat in Assam for medical aid.

The security men also retaliated and gave a befitting reply, but casualty on the other side was not yet confirmed.