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Security personnel at the site of encounter on Saturday afternoon
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NAGALAND

2 Assam Rifles jawans killed in encounter in Nagaland, 4 hurt

The incident happened around 1 pm on Saturday when a convoy carrying the security personnel was ambushed by Naga insurgents between Tobu and Ukha village in Mon district

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One of the injured being rushed to hospital from the site of encounter in Nagaland’s Mon district on Saturday afternoon
One of the injured being rushed to hospital from the site of encounter in Nagaland’s Mon district on Saturday afternoon
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Guwahati: Two Assam Rifles jawans were killed and four others injured when a convoy carrying the security personnel was ambushed by Naga insurgents around 1 pm on Saturday.

The incident happened between Tobu and Ukha village along the Indo-Myanmar border in Nagaland's Mon district.

The two martyred jawans were identified as Rifleman Kalidas Sharma and Naib Subedar Dina Nath Ram. As per reports, Sharma was a resident of Mansiri Berajan in Assam's Sonitpur district.

According to sources, the injured were evacuated to the Air Force Hospital in Jorhat, Assam.

The Assam Rifles convoy came under attack between Tobu and Ukha village along the Indo-Myanmar border
The Assam Rifles convoy came under attack between Tobu and Ukha village along the Indo-Myanmar border
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The two troopers martyred in the line of duty
The two troopers martyred in the line of duty
Assam Rifles

According to sources, the shootout lasted for about an hour. However, the number of casualties on the other side could not be ascertained till the time of filing of this report.

District administration officials and police have rushed to the spot.

“Whoever has done this will be taken into the books according to the law. Search operation is going on. We are yet to get details of it,” Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio told ANI. Later, Rio also took to Twitter to condemn the incident.

Although no insurgent group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, sources said the NSCN(K) could be behind the incident.

The site of the encounter between Assam Rifles personnel and insurgents in Nagaland’s Mon district on Saturday afternoon
The site of the encounter between Assam Rifles personnel and insurgents in Nagaland’s Mon district on Saturday afternoon
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The injured jawans were evacuated to the Air Force Hospital in Jorhat, Assam, as per reports
The injured jawans were evacuated to the Air Force Hospital in Jorhat, Assam, as per reports
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