Five Assam Rifles soldiers killed as convoy attacked in Manipur

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New Delhi Published: Nov 13, 2021, 07:12 PM(IST)

Assam Rifles soldiers in Manipur Photograph:( AFP )

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Describing it as a cowardly attack, India's defence minister Rajnath Singh said the perpetrators will be brought to justice soon.

Five soldiers including the commanding officer of 46 Assam Rifles and his two family members were killed in a terrorist attack on their convoy at Churachandpur in Manipur on Saturday.

Describing it as a cowardly attack, India's defence minister Rajnath Singh said the perpetrators will be brought to justice soon.

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"The cowardly attack on an Assam Rifles convoy in Churachandpur, Manipur is extremely painful and condemnable. The nation has lost five brave soldiers including CO 46 AR and two family members," he said in a tweet.

"My condolences to the bereaved families. The perpetrators will be brought to justice soon," India's defence minister added.

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh said the state forces and paramilitary troops are already on their job to track down those behind the attack.

"The perpetrators will be brought to justice," the chief minister said on Twitter. 

PM Modi also condemned the attack on the soldiers of Assam Rifles.

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Colonel Viplav Tripathi, commanding officer of 46 Assam Rifles, his wife and their 8-year-old son lost their lives in the terrorist attack on a convoy of Assam Rifles in Churachandpur.

The convoy was targeted by suspected People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) terrorists, a group in Manipur demanding a separate homeland.

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