Continuing with its attack on security forces, insurgents of the proscribed Khaplang faction of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K) ambushed a convoy of Assam rifles killing two security personnel on the spot on Sunday in Mon district of Nagaland. Three other jawans were also seriously injured in the ambush triggered by the banned Naga rebel outfit.
The Assam Rifles personnel lost their lives while three other seriously injured as they were fired upon by NSCN (K) militants at Aboi area when they had gone to Changlansu in Mon district with water tankers to fetch water, sources said.
The killed Assam Rifles jawans have been identified as Haviladar Shyam Bahadur Ray and Rifleman Alom Hussain. The three injured jawans—Sachin Kumar, Dileep Singh and GD Kanyak—have been shifted to Army Hospital in Jorhat in a chopper.
Sources further said the Assam Rifles personnel also fired back and militants were injured in the ensuing encounter.
Mon district, which borders Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Myanmar, is used as hideout by insurgent outfits of the region.
This is the second similar attack carried out by NSCN (K) in Mon district of Nagaland. Seven Assam Rifles personnel and one Territorial Army jawan were killed in an NSCN (K) ambush in 2015 when they had gone to Changlansu in Mon district with water tankers to fetch water.