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20 soldiers killed in militant ambush at Tengnoupal, Manipur

Jun 5, 2015 12:38 IST

Tengnoupal, Manipur: 20 army personnel killed in militant ambush
The place Tengnoupal in Manipur was in news on 4 June 2015 as at least 20 Army personnel were killed and 16 others injured after a group of militants ambushed 6 Dogra Infantry Regiment.

Tengnoupal, a Kuki-ethnic village, falls in the Moltuk valley of Chandel district of Manipur and lie 15-km from away from Indo-Myanmar border.

The ambush took place on Tengnoupal-New Samtal road when the convoy of 46 jawans belonging to the Dogra Infantry was returning to their headquarters in Dimapur, Nagaland.

The responsibility of the attack was jointly claimed by three militant organizations, namely National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K), Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL) and Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP).

The Union government has ordered an all-out counter-insurgency and combing operations against the insurgents in the surrounding areas.



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