Assam: Three militants killed in fire battle; Nexus amongst terrorist outfits in NE revealed: Army sources
GUWAHATI, April 3: In a major breakthrough, three hardcore Kuki-based militants were killed in an encounter with the Army on the wee hours of April 2.
According to Defence PRO, three hard-core terrorists were neutralised in an intense fire-fight by troops of Red Horns Division of Gajraj Corps in East Karbi Anglong district on Sunday.
Based on a specific intelligence input regarding presence of armed terrorists in Kuki dominated hinterland in East Karbi Anglong district, troops launched an operation on the night of 01 Apr 2017.
In the wee hours of 02 Apr 2017, as the Army team was closing in on to the suspected house, armed terrorists opened indiscriminate fire. Own troops opened controlled retaliatory fire and the firefight lasted for almost twenty minutes.
Two terrorists were killed in the firefight and one terrorist was found in a severely injured condition. The injured terrorist was provided first-aid; however, he succumbed to his injuries while being evacuated.
A large amount of arms, ammunition and war like stores were recovered during the operation. One M-16 rifle, one 7.62 mm rifle, two hand grenades and large quantity of live ammunition were recovered. Combat uniforms, ammunition pouches, blankets and rations were also found on the site.
Army sources have confirmed that some of the killed terrorists belonged to Manipur exposing the nexus amongst the terrorist outfits in North Eastern region.
The successful operation resulting in neutralisation of three terrorists has brought a huge relief to the local populace.