North East

6 insurgents held in Arunachal

Itanagar, Sept 10 (UNI): Security forces have apprehended six hardcore insurgents of NSCN(IM) and ENNG and seized arms and ammunition from Khonsa in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh during a joint operation on Friday.

“Based on specific intelligence report regarding presence of three hardcore insurgents in general area of Khonsa, a team of Khonsa Battalion of Assam Rifles and Tirap District Police launched the joint operation in the wee hours of Thursday that continued till Friday, to nab the insurgents, who were reportedly involved in extortion, kidnapping and other nefarious activities against locals in the region,” a media statement said.


“The team arrested all three-armed insurgents and based on information provided by them, three more insurgents were apprehended later. Their arrest led to recovery of six pistols, live ammunition, and opium and extortion money,” stated a press note from the Assam Rifles here.

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