Five soldiers, 2 family members killed in Churachandpur attack: Rajnath Singh

Five soldiers including the Commanding Officer of 46 Assam Rifles, and his two family members were killed in an attack on their convoy at Churachandpur in Manipur on Saturday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said.

Describing it as a “cowardly” attack, Singh said its perpetrators will be brought to justice soon.

“The cowardly attack on an Assam Rifles convoy in Churachandpur, Manipur is extremely painful and condemnable. The nation has lost 5 brave soldiers including CO 46 AR and two family members,” he tweeted.

“My condolences to the bereaved families. The perpetrators will be brought to justice soon,” Singh said.

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

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

Manipur ambush: Colonel, his wife, and son including four soldiers died in a terrorist attack in Singhat

Imphal: A convoy of the Assam Rifles unit was ambushed by a group of terrorists in Manipur’s Churachandpur district on Saturday. Security forces have taken over and are carrying out search operations in the vicinity. The convoy of a Commanding Officer of Assam Rifles was attacked by terrorists in the Singhat sub-division. The officer was traveling with his family members and a Quick Reaction Team when the attack happened. Reportedly, the officer’s wife and son died on the spot, while five soldiers were also killed in the attack.► Instagram –► Flipboard –

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