AR rifleman killed in PLA attack

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IMPHAL, February 8: A rifleman of a Road Opening Party of the 44 Assam Rifles (E Coy) was killed while two others sustained injuries during a lethod attack carried out by the People’s Liberation Army this morning.

According to a reliable source, the ROP team came under the attack around 6.30am near Nampisha village, under Kamjong police station, Ukhrul.

The incident site is located in the interior part of the district.

Sources, said the ROP team soon after coming under the attack also retaliated by firing.

Meanwhile, the RPF in a press statement has claimed that the attack was carried out by a    team of the tactical command of its armed wing, PLA.

Sources identified the deceased personnel as rifleman KK Mehta, with rifleman number 3201173.

The two others injured were lifted from the attack site on helicopter and presently undergoing treatment at Leimakhong military hospital.

Sources also said that the two recieved only minor injuries.

Further details of the injured and the dead Assam Rifles personnel could not be ascertained till the filling of this report.

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