Rajnath-SinghHome Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday condoled the death of six jawans who were killed in an ambush by militants in Manipur’s Chandel district near the Indo-Myanmar border.

“Extremely pained to learn of killing of Assam Rifles’ JCO & jawans in Manipur. My condolences to families of the deceased,” he said while expressing his condolence to the bereaved families.

“Spoke to DG Assam Rifles who apprised me of situation in Manipur. MHA is closely monitoring & reviewing situation in state,” he added.

A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and five jawans of Assam Rifles were killed in an ambush by militants in near the Indo-Myanmar border today..

The Assam Rifles convoy was attacked by heavily armed militants around 1 PM in Joupi Hengshi area of Chandel when the security personnel were returning after inspecting a landslide site in the interior tribal district.

The slain personnel belonged to 29 Assam Rifles.

More troops were rushed to the area and a massive search operation is under way.

(With PTI Inputs)

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