Guwahati: At least three soldiers of Assam Rifles have been reportedly killed while six others sustained injuries in an ambush on the Army unit in Chandel district near the Myanmar border south in Manipur.
The ambush took place late on Wednesday late evening at Sajik Tampak in Chandel district, some 100 km south of Imphal.
Sources said that insurgents detonated an IED and opened fire at the Army unit when the patrol team was returning. Around six jawans have sustained minor injuries and shifted to a military hospital in Leimakhong in Imphal West District.
According to reports, the terrorists were affiliated to the local group People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
Sources added that PLA has been receiving regular financial aid and weapons from China, to take subversive activities against armed forces.
Earlier this year, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed chargesheet against six PLA terrorists for the attack on an Assam Rifles personnel in Manipur in 2017.
Assam Rifles alone is estimated to have lost more than 750 personnel and officers in the battle against insurgency in the region, since Independence.