A convoy of a Commanding Officer of the Assam Rifles unit has been ambushed by terrorists in the Singhat sub-division of Manipur’s Churachandpur district as per multiple reports.
"Family members of the officer along with a quick reaction team were in the convoy. Casualties feared. Operations are still going on. Further details are awaited," sources in the Army ANI.
The commanding officer has been identified as Colonel Viplav Tripathi, who was “returning from one of his Coy posts in Myanmar border" when the attack took place, reports News18. An official that among the dead three were from the Quick Response Team.
According to The Hindu, Col Viplav Tripathi, his wife and son along with four other soldiers killed in the ambush.
Three injured in the incident were taken to Behiang Primary Health Centre
The incident took place near the Myanmar border in Churachandpur district of Manipur around 10 am on Saturday.
Initial reports suggest that the Manipur-based People’s Liberation Army is suspected to be behind this attack although there is no confirmation on this yet.
This is a breaking news story, more details are awaited.
Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh strongly condemned the ambush and said that such a cowardly act will not leave easily. He will do his best to book the culprits legally.
Strongly condemn the cowardly attack on a convoy of 46 AR which has reportedly killed few personnel including the CO & his family at CCpur today. The State forces & Para military are already on their job to track down the militants. The perpetrators will be brought to justice.
— N.Biren Singh (@NBirenSingh) November 13, 2021