4 Assam Rifles jawans killed, 6 injured in Nagaland ambush
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4 Assam Rifles jawans killed, 6 injured in Nagaland ambush

The Assam Rifles personnel were on their way to fetch water from a river when they were attacked by the rebels with grenades and gunfire near Aboi

india Updated: Jun 17, 2018 23:48 IST
Utpal Parashar
Utpal Parashar
Hindustan Times, Guwahati
Assam Rifles,Nagaland,Ambush
The attack comes at a time when talks between the Centre and pro-talk Naga rebel groups like NSCK (Isak-Muivah) and others are at an advanced stage to find a final solution to the long-pending Naga insurgency.(HT File Photo)

Four Assam Rifles personnel were killed and six others injured when their vehicle was attacked by suspected National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) rebels in Mon district of Nagaland on Sunday.

According to reports, the Assam Rifles personnel were on their way to fetch water from a river when they were attacked by the rebels with grenades and gunfire near Aboi, 35 km from the district headquarters.

The attack comes at a time when talks between the Centre and pro-talk Naga rebel groups like NSCK (Isak-Muivah) a are at an advanced stage.

Three years back, eight Assam Rifles jawans were killed and half a dozen others injured in a similar attack by NSCN (K) in Mon district.

First Published: Jun 17, 2018 21:33 IST