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3 AR injured in ZUF’s ambush

by Rinku Khumukcham
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At least three personnel of 8 Assam Rifles troopers were wounded when cadres of proscribed group Zeliangrong United front (ZUF) ambush a convoy near A Haochong Village in Tamenglong district at around 8.30 am today morning. Report reaching here said that heavily armed militants suspected to be cadres of ZUP attacked a convoy of 8 AR troopers who were on road patrol duty using grenade, IED and other sophisticated weapon. The AR troopers too retaliated however, the militants fled soon after striking to them.
Source said that the militants exploded three IEDs during the ambush. The three AR personnel were immediately rushed to 183 Military Hospital at Leimakhong. Among those injured Rifleman Puia (27) was wounded by splinters of bomb at his left arm and left thigh, Chirmani Jamatia (32) another rifleman was hit by splinters at his right arm and Rajiv Kumar (29) sustain injury at his right thigh. Additional force of AR along with state police has been reinforced at the area and search operation was conducted at Haochong area till late hours today.

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