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Assam Rifles trooper killed in militant attack

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Kohima, April 25: An Assam Rifles trooper was killed when militants fired at a patrol party here in the galand capital on Saturday, officials said.

The incident took place around 1 p.m. near the Red Cross office in Kohima.

“Our troops were patrolling the area when the militants came and started firing at them. Rifleman A.K. Rawat sustained four bullet injuries,” an Assam Rifles spokesman said. The injured man was taken to a hospital immediately but doctors declared him dead.

The militants had also lobbed a grede, but it did not explode. A massive combing operation was later launched by the security forces in and around Kohima. Security forces suspect the tiol Socialist Council of galand faction led by S.S. Khaplang (NSCN-K) to be behind the incident.

The faction, which had last month unilaterally abrogated the ceasefire agreement with the central government, had warned of targeting the security forces. On April 2, suspected NSCN-K militants ambushed an army convoy in Tirap district of Aruchal Pradesh, killing three soldiers and injuring three others. (IANS)

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