PREPAK claims responsibility for Assam Rifles attack

Imphal, March 31 (IANS) Insurgent group People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) on Thursday claimed responsibility for an attack at an Assam Rifles post near the Manipur capital on Wednesday night.

A press release issued by ‘Captain’ Achouba, leader of the outfit, on Thursday said they attacked the post of the Assam Rifles 40 Battalion located at Lilong in Thoubal district about 15 km away from the state capital, Imphal.

Assam Rifles sources told IANS that there was no casualty in the bomb blast at 8.40 p.m. on Wednesday.

Though the security personnel fired at the insurgents, they managed to escape.

Achouba said a “special force unit of the Red Army”, the military wing of PREPAK, had carried out the attack as part of the ongoing “war” to reclaim “independence”.

Such attacks will continue, he said.

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