Assam Rifles jawan killed in encounter with ATTF
A jawan of Assam Rifles is killed in an encounter with the insurgents of outlawed All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF) at Jamirlong in West Tripura district.Updated: May 12, 2007 10:47 IST
A jawan of Assam Rifles was killed in an encounter with the insurgents of outlawed All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF) at Jamirlong, a remote tribal hamlet in West Tripura district, police sources said on Saturday.
A group of 5-6 ATTF insurgents armed with sophisticated weapons attacked Assam Rifles jawans, who were conducting a search operation on Thursday evening at Jamirlong about 25 km away from Sidhai police station.
The Assam Rifles jawans also opened fire in retaliation, the gunfight continued for 15-minute. The ultras then fled under cover of forest in bad light. A jawan of Assam Rifles, P Vishiho was critically injured in the encounter, sources said.
The injured jawan was admitted to Agartala Medical College Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on Friday, sources added.
First Published: May 12, 2007 10:39 IST