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Three Assam Rifles personnel were killed and six others were injured in an ambush by suspected militants on July 29 evening in India-Myanmar border areas.

The jawans were ambushed at Khongtal in Chandel district of Manipur in the India-Myanmar border area by blasting an IED and followed by heavy firing.

A senior government officer said that a group of 15 soldiers were returning from an area dominance patrol at Khongtal when an improvised explosive device exploded.

Thereafter they came under heavy fire from the members of an insurgent group.

In the firing, Havildar Pranay Kalita, Rifleman YM Konyak and Rifleman Ratan Salim attained martyrdom.

All the injured were rushed to military hospital and were out of danger.

Additional forces have been rushed in to the area to carry out operations.

The government has stated that no insurgent group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

“The local administration and intelligence agencies are working to identify the insurgent group which carried out the attack on the patrolling party,” said a senior government officer.

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