Assam: Attack on Indian military convoy, 7 killed

New Delhi: A commanding officer of Assam Rifles along with his wife and son were killed in an attack in Manipur, an Indian border area bordering Myanmar.

According to Indian media reports, a military convoy was attacked in Chora Chandpur area of ​​Manipur. As a result of the attack, 7 people including the commanding officer of 46 Assam Rifles, his son and wife were killed and four soldiers were also killed in the attack.

According to Indian media, it is suspected that the People’s Liberation Army based in Manipur may have been involved in the attack, however, no militant group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

According to Indian media reports, the commanding officer was identified as Colonel Viplav Tripathi, who was returning from the Myanmar border when he was ambushed by militants.

An officer from the Assam Rifles told Indian media that there had been few incidents of insurgents targeting officers’ families, adding that the attack was an open declaration of war.

On the other hand, state forces and paramilitary forces have launched a search operation in the area.

It may be recalled that in the year 2019, the separatist leaders of the northeastern Indian state of Manipur had unilaterally declared the independence of Manipur from India and the establishment of their government in exile in Britain.

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