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Colonel Viplav Tripathi, His Wife, Son and Four Soldiers Killed In Terrorist Attack

The Commanding Officer of 46 Assam Rifles, Colonel Viplav Tripathy, had gone to a forward camp on Saturday and was returning when his convoy was ambushed.

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Convoy of a Commanding Officer of 46 Assam Rifles Colonel Viplav Tripathi ambushed by terrorists in Singhat sub-division of Manipur’s Churachandpur district. Family members of officer along with Quick Reaction Team were in convoy. 5 personnel of Assam Rifles and two of their family members lost their lives in an attack in Churachandpur, Manipur.

In addition to the deaths of 4 personnel of Assam Rifles, an officer, his wife, and 8 years old child, four other soldiers sustained injuries in the attack in Churachandpur, Manipur.

Terrorists first carried out IED blast to ambush the convoy of 46 Assam Rifles Commanding Officer Colonel Viplav Tripathi & then fired at the vehicles in Churachandpur, Manipur. The officer was returning from his forward company base to his battalion headquarters.

Police said the incident took place near Sehken village as the heavily armed militants fired upon the convoy of the Assam Rifles Colonel killing him, his wife, their son and three Quick Reaction Team jawans on the spot.

Militants attacked the convoy when the Colonel of the 46 Battalion of the Assam Rifles was going to supervise a civic action programme in the Churachandpur, bordering Myanmar.

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