Militants ambush CRPF convoy in Meghalaya, 4 injured


Shillong: A militant ambush injured four CRPF jawans in Meghalaya’s North Garo Hills district on Sunday. The incident took place around 3:20 AM at Sarangma village on NH 62 when suspected militants lobbed a grenade and opened fire at a transport weigh bridge where the jawans were on a routine patrol.

According to the district police chief, a group of armed militants came to the weigh bridge and lobbed a grenade outside the room before opening fire from their light machine guns.  In the melee, three workers were injured along with a CRPF personnel posted in the transport office, he said.

The CRPF personnel, who were posted at the weigh bridge, retaliated but the militants escaped taking advantage of the darkness, the SP said. According to the local villagers, the attack could be a warning from the militants who could have served extortion note on the operators.