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Manipur: People’s Liberation Army and MNPF claim responsibility of ambush

ITANAGAR: The People’s Liberation Army Manipur and the Manipur Naga People’s Front (MNPF) have claimed responsibility for the ambush leaving five soldiers including CO 46 AR Col Viplap Tripathi, his wife and minor son dead.

Meanwhile, Manipur Encounter by HQ, DG Assam Rifles offered condolences and wrote, “A convoy of Assam Rifles was ambushed by insurgents in Thinghat, Manipur on 13 Nov 2021 at 1100 hrs. 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 i.e 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 46 Assam Rifles commanding officer and his family were killed in a militant attack today in Churachandpur district near S Sehken village, Singngat subdivision, Manipur at around 10 am. Col Viplav Tripathi (CO-46 AR), wife and his son died on the spot and the other injured were shifted to Behiang Primary Health Centre.

Unknown militants, suspected to be valley based groups, ambushed Assam Rifles near S Sehken village near India – Myanmar border, Manipur. The incident spot is close to India-Myanmar border Pillar No.43.

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