Ambush kills one

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Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 9, 2018: Ambush by suspected militants in the interior part of Kamjong district has killed an Assam Rifles jawan.

He was identified as Ningthoujam Subash Singh, a resident of Khangabok village, Thoubal district.

Police said the incident took place near Skipe village under Kamjong Chasad Police station.

The ambush took place when a 31 Assam Rifles troops were on routine patrolling duty. Sources say few have been injured.

The incident took place between 9:30 to 9:45 am, said the sources. They said the militant exploded two improvised explosive device (IED) followed by heavy volley of fire killing a jawan on the spot.

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The exact of information of causality is yet to be established said the police.

The militant exploded two improvised explosive device (IED) followed by heavy volley of fire killing a jawan on the spot, said the source.

So far no group has claimed responsible of the attack till the filing of the report.

Skipe village is around 37 km away from the Kamjong district headquarters and it takes three hours to reach Skipe village by vehicles, said the police source.

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The proscribed PLA has claimed responsible for the attack tactical command.

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