Four 40th Assam Rifles personnel were killed and six others injured in an ambush by suspected NSCN (Khaplang) terrorists in Mon district of Nagaland near Indo-Myanmar border on Sunday.
The attack took place at around 2:30 pm when Assam Rifles personnel, along with Territorial Army personnel, were on their way to fetch water from a river.
The suspected NSCN (Khaplang) terrorists attacked them with Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and hand grenades near Aboi, some 35 kilometers away from the district headquarter.
“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,” Mon district superintendent of police Vechipa Vise said.
The injured jawans were airlifted by an Army chopper and taken to Jorhat in Assam for medical treatment. Two of the six injured jawans were stated to be in critical condition.
This was the second such attack on Assam Rifles jawan in last few years. Earlier in 2015, eight jawans of the 23rd Assam Rifles were killed and six others injured in an ambush by NSCN (K) terrorists in the same Mon district of Nagaland.