6 Assam cops dead, 50 hurt as violence at border with Mizoram intensifies

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By PTI

GUWAHATI: at least six personnel of the Assam Police were killed in firing by miscreants from neighbouring Mizoram on Monday as violence escalated along the inter-state border in the Cachar district, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

A senior Assam Police officer, who is still inside the forest amid continuous firing from across the border, told PTI that at least 50 personnel, including Cachar SP Nimbalkar Vaibhav Chandrakant, were injured in firing and stone-pelting.

“I am deeply pained to inform that six brave jawans of @assampolice have sacrificed their lives while defending constitutional boundary of our state at the Assam-Mizoram border.

My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families,” Sarma tweeted.

The senior police officer said miscreants from across the border suddenly started firing when civil officials of both sides were holding a dialogue to sort out the differences.

“I immediately cannot say how many people have been injured, but my guess is at least 50 personnel.

Our SP was also injured in the firing and a bullet hit his leg,” the officer said over the phone.

The IPS officer spoke to PTI while he was hiding inside a forest and firing could be heard in the background.



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