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At least 6 AR troopers including a JCO reported killed in gunbattle at Chandel district

by Rinku Khumukcham
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At least 6 personnel of the 29 Assam Rifles including a Junior Commission Officer (JCO) were reported killed in a fierce encounter with rebel groups at Indo- Myanmar Border in Chandel district at around 1 pm today.
Source from the Assam Rifles said that the encounter took place after suspected armed rebel group attack a convoy of 29 AR Battalion  under 26 sector Assam Rifles at a place in between Holenjang and Henshing Village in Chandel district along the Indo-Myanmar border. The source said that the Assam Rifles troopers were returning after inspecting a landslide area at the side with the CO of the battalion. The AR troopers to retaliated and he encounter reportedly lasted for around 1 hours.
Office of the PRO IGAR (South) however, decline to provide any detail information regarding the gunfight, but said that the encounter did take place. Source with the Imphal Times said that at least 6 personnel of the AR troopers were killed in the attacked injuring several other. Casualty may increase as some of the personnel were reported seriously wounded in the attack. The source further added that the rebel group took 6 weapons including 1 Insas Rifles, 4 AK -47 rifles and 1 LMG.
Report reaching here from the border also added that the attack was carried out by the combined army wing of CorCom, an umbrella body of rebel groups operating in the region which includes RPF/PLA, PREPAK, UNLF, PREPAK (PRO) etc.   The post of the 29 Assam Rifles under 28 Sector is located at Joupi in Chandel district. Following the fierce encounter, more troops of Assam Rifles reinforced at the site. The AR troops conducted massive search area on the encounter site but so far there were no report of any arrest until at the time of filing this story. As according to the report it could not be confirmed whether there is any casualty at the side of the rebel group or not.

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