The commanding officer has been recognized as Colonel Viplav Tripathi, and his household have been “coming back from one in all his Coy posts in Myanmar border’ when the assault passed off

A convoy of a Commanding Officer of the Assam Rifles unit has been ambushed by terrorists within the Singhat sub-division of Manipur’s Churachandpur district as per a number of studies.

“Members of the family of the officer together with a fast response staff have been within the convoy. Casualties feared. Operations are nonetheless happening. Additional particulars are awaited,” sources within the Military ANI.

The commanding officer has been recognized as Colonel Viplav Tripathi, who was “coming back from one in all his Coy posts in Myanmar border” when the assault passed off, studies News18. An official that among the many lifeless three have been from the Fast Response Workforce.

In accordance with The Hindu, Col Viplav Tripathi, his spouse and son together with 4 different troopers killed within the ambush. Three injured within the incident have been taken to Behiang Major Well being Centre

The incident passed off close to the Myanmar border within the Churachandpur district of Manipur round 10 am on Saturday.

Police sources advised NDTV, intermittent firing is occurring. That is the primary time that civilians have died in an ambush on this distant space of the district.

Preliminary studies recommend that the Manipur-based Folks’s Liberation Military is suspected to be behind this assault though there is no such thing as a affirmation on this but.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on Saturday that their sacrifice won’t ever be forgotten. He tweeted, “Strongly condemn the assault on the Assam Rifles convoy in Manipur. I pay homage to these troopers and members of the family who’ve been martyred in the present day. Their sacrifice won’t ever be forgotten. My ideas are with the bereaved households on this hour of unhappiness.”

Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh strongly condemned the ambush and stated that such a cowardly act is not going to go away simply. He’ll do his finest to e-book the culprits legally.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh condemned the “cowardly assault” and gave his condolences.

West Bengal chief minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee additionally condemned the assault and provided her condolences.

The Assam Rifles is a paramilitary drive that operates underneath the Military’s management and is India’s oldest paramilitary drive relationship again to 1835 when it was raised as a drive referred to as ‘Cachar Levy’. It’s used primarily for counter-insurgency operations within the northeast.

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