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NSCN(K) ambush Assam Rifles convoy

by Rinku Khumukcham
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A convoy of Assam Rifles was ambushed by militants in an area between Ghokishe and Luvishe villages in Zunheboto district of Nagaland injuring a security personnel.
The intermittent exchange of gunfire lasted for around half an hour yesterday, police said.
According to Assam Rifles, their personnel sustained an injury on his leg and it was not life-threatening.
No civilian was injured in the attack, police said.
The Khaplang faction of the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K) claimed responsibility for carrying out the ambush and said four Assam Rifles personnel were injured.
In a statement made available to media houses the NSCN-K said that the cadres of “Operation Dawn”, Naga Army, NSCN/GPRN attacked the four vehicle convoy of 5 Assam Rifles that were returning to Zunheboto at around 4 pm near Aghunato town.
It claimed the last truck to have been completely destroyed and fell into a road side ditch.
At least 8 to 10 Indian jawans are suspected to be killed and scores injured, while the ambush spot was immediately cordoned off and no police or administrative officials were allowed to enter until the dead soldiers were transported away, it is confirmed that six jawans were killed on the spot and four sustained critical injuries and more than dozen sustained less critical injuries.
The other two trucks were also partially damaged and occupants killed and injured as fired upon from close quarter, the NSCN-K statement added.
(With inputs from PTI)

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