Imphal, Nov 13 : The Commanding Officer of 46 Assam Rifles, his family and four other soldiers were killed on Saturday in an ambush by militants near Sehken village, Churachandpur district.
In a statement, the HQ, DG Assam Rifles in Shillong said a convoy (in picture ) of Assam Rifles was ambushed by insurgents in Thinghat, Manipur at 11 am.
“Five soldiers including Col Viplav Tripathi, Commanding Officer of 46 Assam Rifles have made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty. The family of Commanding Officer- wife and child- also lost their lives in the incident. DG and all ranks of Assam Rifles offer condolences to the brave soldiers and families of the deceased”, the statement said.
Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh condemned the attack on the convoy of Assam Rifles.
In his tweet, the chief minister said the state police and the para military forces are on the job to track down the militants.
Perpetrators will be brought to book, he said.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, while condemning the attack tweeted, “The cowardly attack on an Assam Rifles convoy in Churachandpur, Manipur is extremely painful & condemnable. The nation has lost 5 brave soldiers including CO 46 AR and two family members. My condolences to the bereaved families. The perpetrators will be brought to justice soon. (With inputs from UNI)