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20 Indian soldiers killed in rebel attack in Manipur

20 Indian soldiers killed in rebel attack in Manipur

NEW DELHI, India: At least 20 Indian soldiers were killed when a group of rebels ambushed a military convoy in the Chandel district of northeastern Manipur state on Thursday, in the worst attack on the Indian army in at least a decade.

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The Indian media reports said that 12 solders also sustained injuries in the attack occurred when a convoy of military personnel belonging the 6 Dogra infantry regiment was on its way from Chandel district to Imphal, the Capital of Manipur state.

The reports citing an army spokesman said that the rebels fired rocket-propelled grenades at the convoy when it reached a place between Paralong and Charong villages near Motul.

The dead and injured soldiers were shifted to hospital through helicopters for medical treatment.

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Meanwhile, the central security agencies said that they suspect a mixed group of militants from the Naga group NSCN (K) and the United National Liberation Front (UNLF) of Manipur is involved in the attack.

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