Imphal: Heavily armed militants ambushed a convoy of 46 Assam Rifles in Manipur's Behiang area in Churachandpur district on Saturday morning. The commanding officer (CO) and family of the 46 Assam Rifles are believed to be among those killed in the attack, police sources said in Imphal.
The ambush took place near Sehken village under Behiang police station. In one of the deadliest ambushes by militants in Manipur in recent times, the Commanding Officer of 46 AR, his wife and son died at the spot.
Three Quick Response Team (QRT) soldiers were also killed on the spot in the deadly ambush. The martyred CO has been identified as Col Viplav Tripathi (CO-46 AR). Other injured were shifted to Behiang Primary Health Centre. Sources in Imphal says that PLA Manipur is behind the attack as the area is near the Indo-Myanmar border, and PLA is active in these areas. The militants exploded a suspected IED and, after that, opened fire on the convoy. More details are awaited.