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Indian paramilitary officer, family among seven killed

| Updated: November 14, 2021 19:04:05

Photo: Hindustan Times Photo: Hindustan Times

An officer of Assam Rifles, a paramilitary force of the Indian Army, wife and son along with four other soldiers were killed in the Manipur state of India on Saturday when armed men ambushed their convoy.

The incident took place near S Sehken village under Singhat sub-division when the convoy of 46 Assam Rifles Commanding Officer who was travelling along with his family was returning from Behiang, a border post, people from Churachandpur district headquarters claimed.

Commanding Officer of 46 Assam Rifles, identified as Colonel Viplav Tripathi and his family members are believed to be among those killed on the spot. Other injured personnel were taken to a nearby health centre initially and later evacuated to the nearest hospital for further treatment, according to Hindustan Times.

Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that five army personnel and two family members had been killed in the attack.

“The cowardly attack on an Assam Rifles convoy in Churachandpur, Manipur is extremely painful and condemnable. The perpetrators will be brought to justice soon,” he said in a tweet soon after the incident.

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