Kohima, June 17: At least two Assam Rifles personnel were killed on the spot and another six injured, two critically, when suspected Naga ultras ambushed them at Aboi town in Mon district on Sunday.
Havildar Fateh Singh Negi and Sepoy Hungnga Konyak died on the spot while two of the six suffered critical bullet injuries.
Sources said incident took place at around 2:30 pm Sunday afternoon when a combined force of Assam Rifles and Naga Regiment (Territorial Army) were ambushed by suspected cadres of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) near Aboi town while they were on their way to fetch water.
One source said ambush took place at Tenyak stream near BRTF camp, a couple of kilometers away from Aboi Town, killing two Assam Rifles personnel on the spot and injuring six others.
The exchange of fire continued for around 30 minutes, sources said.
The injured were rushed to Aboi Community Health Centre and later shifted to Army Hospital in Jorhat by chopper. The injured personnels are from both the Assam Rifles and Territorial Army.
The Assam Rifles could not be contacted for details, but sources said additional force of Assam Rifles and Police have rushed to the ambush area for combing operation.
During the search operation police recovered several rounds of empty cases of ammunition and one unexploded grenade.
This is the second time the NSCN (K) has carried out assault on security forces in Mon district. On June 5 suspected NSCN (K) ultras attack a Company Post of AR Lempong Shingha village near Mon town and injured two personnel, including a Company Commander.
Konyak organizations condemned the attack on security forces and asked militant to restrain from such action in civilian areas.
Sources said some cadres of NSCN (K) have sneaked inside the country from Myanmar through porous border and planned to strike at security forces.
The Centre had a tried to seal the borders with Myanmar to prevent to and fro of militants but there was protest from people loving along the borders as Nagas lives in both sides of the border. The State Government also objected to fencing the borders. (Page News Service)