Assam: Rebel gunned down in Mizoram border

Assam: Rebel gunned down in Mizoram border

Silchar: According to sources, it is reported that one rebel belonging to the United Democratic Liberation Army (UDLA), a Bru (Reang) militant outfit active in the Barak Valley, was killed in an encounter with police in Banglabhasha hamlet in Hailakandi district near the Assam-Mizoram border on Sunday night.

The militant was identified as Hanuman Reang, a resident of Kanjiyala village in the area. According to a senior police officer, a group of militants fired at security forces when the latter were out on a routine patrol in the jungles of south Hailakandi. Reang was killed by police in retaliatory firing. Two other rebels were nabbed while the rest managed to flee. The arrested cadres have been identified as Shaila Reang and Harendra Reang and are being interrogated in Katlicherra police station. Police found an AK-56 rifle and 10 rounds of cartridge from the area.

The United Democratic Liberation Army (UDLA) has been active for over a decade in the Barak valley. They are mainly associated with crimes such as extortion and kidnapping and has been demanding autonomy for the tribal group.
(Agencies)
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