Two Assam Rifle jawan killed and four injured in an ambush between Militants of the SS Khaplang faction of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K) and Assam Rifles in Nagaland on Sunday,
The incident occurred near Aboi town in Mon district, bordering Myanmar, at around 2:30 pm. Aboi is some 23 km from Mon town.
According to defence sources ‘ the column of the 40 Assam Rifles was fetching water in a vehicle when the militants ambushed the personnel by triggering an IED blast followed by indiscriminate fire.
“Two personnel were killed while four others injured in the incident. Further details are awaited,” the sources said.
One of the slain jawans was a havildar who was driving the vehicle. It was learnt that some of the jawans were grievously injured and air-lifted to Assam’s Jorhat town where they were being treated at the military hospital.
Last week, the NSCN-K had carried out an attack on a post of the Assam Rifles at Shengha Lampong in Mon district. Sumi claimed “two Indian soldiers were killed and two others, including the unit commander in the rank of Major, were injured” in that incident.
The NSCN-K was in a ceasefire with the Central government since 2001 until unilaterally abrogating it in 2015. Ever since then, its target has been the security forces. In the worst of the attacks, the outfit had killed 18 Army personnel in Manipur’s Chandel district in 2015.