People’s Liberation Army, Manipur Naga People’s Front claim responsibility for Manipur ambush


 Two proscribed militant organisations claimed responsibility for the ambush on an Assam Rifles team, in which seven people including a commander and his family members were killed, in Manipur on Saturday.

In a joint statement, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the Manipur Naga People’s Front (MNPF) claimed that they have carried out the attack on the paramilitary force at Sehkan village in Churachandpur district.

Colonel Viplav Tripathi, the Commanding Officer of Khuga Battalion of Assam Rifles, his wife and 8 year old son, besides 4 personnel of the force were killed in the attack.

Meanwhile, Manipur Encounter by HQ, DG Assam Rifles offered condolences and wrote, “A convoy of Assam Rifles was ambushed by insurgents in Thinghat, Manipur on 13 Nov 2021 at 1100 hrs. Five soldiers including Col Viplav Tripathi Commanding Officer of 46 Assam Rifles have made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty. The family of Commanding Officer i.e wife and child also lost their lives in the incident. DG and all ranks of Assam Rifles offer condolences to the brave soldiers and families of the deceased.”

The 46 Assam Rifles commanding officer and his family were killed in a militant attack today in Churachandpur district near S Sehken village, Singngat subdivision, Manipur at around 10 am. Col Viplav Tripathi (CO-46 AR), wife and his son died on the spot and the other injured were shifted to Behiang Primary Health Centre.

Unknown militants, suspected to be valley based groups, ambushed Assam Rifles near S Sehken village near India – Myanmar border, Manipur. The incident spot is close to India-Myanmar border Pillar No.43. (PTI)