In an ambush in Wakka, Longding district of Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday, one Assam Rifles soldier was killed and 9 others were injured. The convoy of the Assam Rifles was ambushed by armed militants. The attack took place 20 km from Indo-Myanmar border.
Defence PRO Lt Colonel Chiranjeet Konwar said the militants ambushed the convoy of 16 Assam Rifles stationed in the district near Wakka at around 1.45 PM killing one jawan on the spot while injuring nine others. He, however, could not divulge the name of the deceased nor the group involved in the ambush.
“Search operation is going on in the area and efforts were being made to evacuate the injured jawans,” he added. Unconfirmed reports from Longding said the ambush was carried out jointly by NSCN (K) and ULFA (Independent) cadres.
The NSCN(K), ULFA(I), UNLF and NDFB(S) which have their hideouts across the international border in Myanmar, use Longding and Tirap districts of Arunachal Pradesh as a corridor. While security forces have come under repeated attack from the militants in the past few years, security forces too have apprehended and killed several rebels in the area during the recent years.
with PTI inputs