Three personnel of Assam Rifles were killed and five others injured in an ambush in Manipur’s Chandel district near the Indo-Myanmar border, police officials said on Thursday.
The incident took place when suspected terrorists ambushed a patrol party of 4 Assam Rifles by exploding what is believed to be an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). They then opened fire at the personnel of the security force. The incident took place at Khongchal area under Chakpikarong police station around 6.30 pm on Wednesday evening, people aware of the developments said.
Though police officials confirmed the incident, the Assam Rifles is yet to issue an official statement till the filing of the report.
The three Assam Rifles personnel who were reportedly killed at the ambush site hav