20 Indian Army jawans killed in Manipur ambush

Imphal, June 4 (IANS) At least 20 Indian Army jawans were killed and several others were injured when suspected militants ambushed their convoy in Manipur’s Chandel district, an official said.

A team of 6 Dogra Regiment was on a routine road opening patrol.

An army spokesman said that the militants first fired rocket-propelled grenades at the four-vehicle convoy which was on its way to Imphal from Chandel.

The ambush took place when the convoy reached between Paralong and Charong villages around 8.30 a.m.

Most of the bodies were charred.

This is being seen as the worst attack on the Indian Army in at least a decade.A

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