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.
"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