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Slain AR jawan from Mon laid to rest

Slain AR jawan from Mon laid to rest
Jawans carry casket of Rifleman late Methna Konyak in Mon.
DIMAPUR, AUG 1 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/1/2020 12:12:56 PM IST

Rifleman Methna Konyak of the 4th Assam Rifles (AR), who was among the 3 killed on July 29 in a joint attack by militant groups, was laid to rest in Mon on Saturday. In a statement, PRO IGAR(N) said that Methna was laid to rest in full military honours at his native home town in Mon.

Police personnel, president Konyak Union, president Konyak Students Union and well-wishers were present to pay homage to the slain soldier. “The brave heart made a supreme sacrifice for the Nation while  fighting  insurgents in Manipur on Jul 29 at Khongtal area of Manipur’s Chandel district near the Indo-Myanmar border.”
Offering condolences to the bereaved family members, the commandant Mon battalion assured all necessary support and assistance from Assam Rifles.
It was reported that the joint team of-- Manipur Naga People’s Front (MNPF), Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF) and United Liberation Front of Asom – Independent (ULFA-I), laid the ambush to a column of 4 AR on area domination at Khongtal village in Manipur’s Chandel district bordering Myanmar Wednesday night, around 8.30 p.m., close to the Indo-Myanmar border. The rebels attacked the jawans by detonating an improvised explosive device (IED) first and then opened fired at troopers with sophisticated arms.

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