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Two jawans martyred, nine injured in an ambush

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth SrivastavaBy Samarth Srivastava

Published on 4 Dec 2016 3:35 AM GMT

Two jawans martyred, nine injured in an ambush
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Two jawans martyred, nine injured in ambush attack
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Guwahati: Two soldiers were martyred and nine sustained injuries when Assam rifles convoy faced a sudden ambush attack by a Naga rebel group in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh.

According to Defence officials, the attack took place at 2:00 pm on Saturday near Nginu village which is close to the India-Myanmar border. Two jawans faced severe injuries.

“A column of the 16 Assam Rifles were returning from a routine patrol. They came under heavy fire from the militants who used automatic weapons. While two personnel died, the condition of two of the eight injured is critical,” an Assam Rifles spokesperson said from the paramilitary force’s headquarters near Shillong.

The injured were airlifted to a military hospital.

Similar kind of attack took place on November 19 in which three army men were martyred.

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Samarth Srivastava

Samarth Srivastava

Employed as sub-editor at newstrack.com. A learner, who loves covering sports, entertainment and defence kind of stuff.

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