AGARTALA- Two officials of the Border Security Force were killed on Tuesday after militants allegedly ambushed them during patrolling in Tripura’s Dhalai district, PTI reported.
Members of the outlawed National Liberation Front of Tripura were allegedly involved in the attack.
The two BSF officers, identified as Sub-Inspector Bhuru Singh and Constable Raj Kumar, were posted on duty at the RC Nath Border Outpost under the Chawmanu police station of Dhalai district, the Hindustan Times quoted Tripura Police Deputy Inspector General (Law and Order) Arindam Nath as saying.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb condemned the attack and said that the “sacrifices of our brave security personnel shall not go in vain.”
I strongly condemn the cowardly attack against our BSF personnel in Dhalai. The sacrifices of our brave security personnel shall not go in vain. India stands shoulder to shoulder with the families of our brave martyrs.@BSF_Tripura
— Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) August 3, 2021
“After the incident, militants are likely to have crossed the India-Bangladesh international border,” Nath said.
The militants sustained injuries during the ambush, according to a statement by the Border Security Force Public Relations Officer from Frontier headquarters at Salbagan.