Assam Rifles convoy ambushed by militants near Myanmar border

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Imphal/Guwahati, December 2: A fierce gun battle broke out at Kongkan village in Kamjong district in the wee hours on Sunday between Assam Rifles troopers and militants.

It was around 3:30 am when the 31 Assam Rifles convoy was ambushed at Kongkan village near Myanmar border. According to a senior police official, the militants are suspected to be members of Revolutionary Peoples’ Front (RPF).

“The jawans retaliated and a gun battle ensued between the two sides. The militants, however, escaped taking advantage of the darkness and rugged terrains. No casualty was reported during the gunfight which lasted for a few minutes,” the officer said.

According to reports, additional forces comprising of Army officials, AR troopers and state police officers had rushed to the site to nab the militants.

Edited by: Arnab Jyoti Das