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The Assam Rifles informed that the United National Liberation Front of West South East Asia (UNLFWSEA) under the Chairmanship of SS Khaplang, who is also the Chairman of the NSCN (K), and supported by Paresh Barua, Commander in Chief of the ULFA (I), had planned to carry out "major terror strikes" in Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.
A press note from the PRO, Assam Rifles, revealed that the UNLFWSEA plans to launch a number of attacks in Nagaland, Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh during and before India's Independence Day. It claimed that security forces were successful in averting the "terror attacks" with the recovery of two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and two Military Grade Anti-Tank Mines recovered in the Jungles of Polubadze Mountain during the operation on July 21, in which one NSCN (K) cadre was killed. The recovered IEDs, the AR revealed weighed 4.5 kgs each.
The AR informed that over the past few months, intelligence inputs confirmed that a number of radio controlled IEDs were smuggled into Nagaland to specifically target the districts of Dimapur, Kohima, Wokha, Mokokchung, Mon and Tuensang. "These were to be exploded in populated areas with the aim of creating a fear psychosis in the population and pressuring the State Government to accept the diktat of UNLFWSEA," the AR said.
The AR lamented that the NSCN (K) has joined hands with "a terrorist organisation like ULFA (I)," and claimed that the "Nagas of NSCN (K) living in Myanmar are having a comfortable time since they have signed Ceasefire Agreement with Government of Myanmar and their leaders are misguiding the Naga youths on the Indian side to resort to violence against their own brethren." The AR has advised citizens to be "careful" and immediately report any suspicious items found lying unattended at any place to the Police and Security forces.