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Two Assam Rifle troopers killed in Nagaland ambush

IANS  |  Guwahati 

Two Assam Rifles troopers were killed and four others were injured on Saturday after suspected militants ambushed their convoy near the Nagaland-Assam border, a defence spokesman said.

"The incident took place around 1 p.m. when some unidentified militants ambushed a convoy of the AR at a location between Ukha and Tobu village in Nagaland's Mon district. Two of the troopers killed while four others were injured," he said.

Deputy Commissioner of Mon, Thavaseelen K said that the incident took place at a place called Changlangshu. He said that the injured have been evacuated by air.

Thavaseelen said that a similar attack took place on Assam Rifles jawans at the same place in 2015, leaving nine troopers dead.

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First Published: Sat, May 25 2019. 19:54 IST
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