Arunachal Pradesh: Security forces gun down hardcore NSCN-K rebel in Longding

Arunachal Pradesh: Security forces gun down hardcore NSCN-K rebel in Longding

ITANAGAR, December 13, 2017: A hardcore NSCN(K) cadre was gunned down in a village in Longding district of Arunachal Pradesh bordering Myanmar.

Defence spokesperson informed that acting on an intelligence tip-off about some NSCN-K cadres were on an extortion drive in the area, a column of security personnel immediately rushed to the spot and cordoned off a house where two militants were hiding inside it.

<strong>Image courtesy:</strong> Twitter
<strong>Image courtesy:</strong> Twitter

"While the troops challenged the hiding militants and asked them to surrender, they instead opened fire while trying to flee, prompting the jawans to retaliate," Colonel C Kowner, Kohima-based Defence PRO said.

The NSCN(K) and the Paresh Barua faction of ULFA-I have been carrying out extortion drives in Longding and Tirap districts of Arunachal Pradesh and also in adjoining Tinsukia district of Assam since November, the Defence PRO added.

Source inputs: The Indian Express

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