In an attack by terrorists from the local group People’s Liberation Army, three personnel from Assam Rifles unit were martyred and six were injured in Chandel district of Manipur near the border with Myanmar. The incident took place between 6:30 to 7:00pm when troops of Assam Rifles at Khongtal, about 3km from India-Myanmar border, were returning to their post after three days of operation along the international border.
The party came under IED attack, which was followed by ambush near Sajik Tampak village, around 2 km from the base.
The deceased have been identified as Havildar Pranay Kalita, Rifleman YM Konyak and Rifleman Ratan Salim. The five jawans who sustained “minor injuries” have been shifted to the military hospital. The terrorists first carried out an IED blast and then fired at the troops. Reinforcements have been rushed to the area which is 100 km from Imphal.