Suspected PLA militants attack AR camp injuring two personnel

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IMPHAL, January 15: Two personnel of the Assam Rifles including a JCO were injured when suspected PLA militants attacked the AR camp located at Machi under Chandel district late last night.

According to reports, the incident occurred around 11.30 pm.

The camp is a Company Operating Base (COB) of the 20 Assam Rifles situated under Tengnoupal police station.

The militant reportedly attacked the camp from a hill top using sophisticated weapons including RPG and rocket launchers. Besides injuring the two personnel the attack also inflicted some damage to the camps, informed sources.

The injured personnel have been identified as Jeet Bahadur Suner, Naib Subedar (2002169 A) and rifleman T Chentya (5113719). Both sustained bullet injuries and were evacuated to military hospital Leimakhong early morning today.

It has been further informed that a massive operation was conducted today in an around the area from where the attack was launched.

Helicopters were also used during the operation, it said.

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