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1 soldier dead after armed militants ambush Assam Rifles convoy in Arunachal

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Dec 3, 2016, 7:23 pm IST
Updated : Dec 3, 2016, 7:42 pm IST

The attack took place 20 km from Indo-Myanmar border.

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Itanagar: An Assam Rifles jawan was killed while nine others were injured when armed militants ambushed an Assam Rifles convoy near Wakka in Longding district of Arunachal Pradesh today.

The attack took place 20 km from Indo-Myanmar border. Defence PRO Lt Colonel Chiranjeet Konwar said the militants ambushed the convoy of 16 Assam Rifles stationed in the district near Wakka at around 1.45 PM killing one jawan on the spot while injuring nine others.

 

He, however, could not divulge the name of the deceased nor the group involved in the ambush.

"Search operation is going on in the area and efforts were being made to evacuate the injured jawans," he added.

Unconfirmed reports from Longding said the ambush was carried out jointly by NSCN (K) and ULFA (Independent) cadres.

Tags: assam rifles, assam rifles convoy ambush
Location: India, Arunachal Pradesh