Itanagar: Security forces today seized two unexploded IEDs from the site of an ambush in which three army personnel were killed and four others injured in firing by suspected NSCN rebels on an Army convoy in Tirap district. Personnel of the 1st Assam Rifles seized the explosives during a combing operation, District Information and Public Relation Officer (DIPRO) D Bosai said in a statement.
The bodies of the killed jawans, Havildars Sanjeev Kumar, Parmal Singh and Charan Singh, wrapped in the Tricolour have been flown to their respective home towns for conducting the last rites with full military honour. Tirap DC Kamlesh Joshi, SP Ajit Kumar Singla along with civil officials of the district, paid their last respect to the Army personnel killed in the ambush near Tupi tea garden in Old Tupi village on Khonsa-Longding road yesterday morning.
The Armymen were given guards of honour in the presence of civilians and defence officials. State Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma has strongly condemned the attack and offered condolences to the bereaved families. State women and child development minister Wanglin Lowangdong has also expressed his shock at the killing of the jawans.