However, the exact figure of dead personnel is yet to be ascertained.
The convoy of 29 Assam Rifles was reportedly ambushed in Joupi Village in Chakpikarong (Chandel), Manipur, bordering Myanmar at 1 p.m. when the insurgents detonated remote-controlled bombs and opened fire from several sides.
The soldiers were returning after assessing a landslide affected area in the district.
Jawans Of Assam Rifles nelive
In a similar incident last year, the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang and some other underground groups, had ambushed an army convoy in this district, killing 18 personnel of the Dogra Regiment on the spot and injuring 14 others.