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Assam Rifles Commandant, His Family Killed In Manipur Ambush

An Assam Rifles Commandant and his family were among the personnel killed in an ambush by militants in Manipur on Saturday.

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The convoy of COL of 46 Assam rifles, Viplav Tripathi, the Commanding Officer of an Assam Rifles unit was ambushed by militants in the Singhat sub-division of Manipur’s Churachandpur district on Saturday.

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Chief Minister N Biren Singh tweeted, “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.”

Family members of the officer along with a Quick Reaction Team were in the convoy.

On receiving information, a police team led by SP Churachandpur, Shivanand Surve, IPS and OC Behiang rushed to the spot to conduct further investigation.

Operations are underway now.

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