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Assam Rifles jawan injured in twin blasts in Nagaland

Two Assam Rifles personnel were killed and four others suffered injuries in an ambush by insurgents near Aboi in the Mon district on June 17.

india Updated: Jun 29, 2018 11:31 IST

Press Trust of India, Kohima
Assam Rifles jawan was injured in twin IED blasts triggered by National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K) insurgents in Nagaland.
Assam Rifles jawan was injured in twin IED blasts triggered by National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K) insurgents in Nagaland. (Representative Image/HT File Photo)
         

An Assam Rifles jawan was injured in twin IED blasts triggered by National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K) insurgents in the Phek district of Nagaland, an officer of the paramilitary force said.

The blasts took place near Akhegwo village when a road opening party of the paramilitary force was providing security for the passage of an Assam Rifles convoy at 3 pm yesterday, he said.

The Assam Rifles jawan suffered splinter injuries on his chest and leg in the blasts, which took place within a gap of some time, he said.

He was immediately evacuated to the Army Hospital in Jorhat, where his condition is stated to be stable, he said.

The Assam Rifles convoy was coming from Kiphire district.

The NSCN(K), in a statement, has claimed responsibility for the blasts.

Two Assam Rifles personnel were killed and four others suffered injuries in an ambush by insurgents of the same outfit near Aboi in the Mon district on June 17.

First Published: Jun 29, 2018 11:28 IST

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