A trooper of the Assam Rifles paramilitary drive was killed and two others have been injured in an encounter with terrorists believed to be members of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang-Yung Aung) in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday.
“One Assam Rifles jawan was martyred and two others injured in an encounter between security forces and militants at Longvi village under Nampong circle in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh,” Changlang Deputy Commissioner Devansh Yadav stated.
He stated the injured jawans have been airlifted and brought to the military hospital.
The district chief stated that safety forces have launched an enormous counter-insurgency operation to flush out the terrorists from the realm.
“A column of Assam Rifles was launched to carry out an operation around 9 am. Suddenly, the soldiers came under heavy firing in which the jawan was martyred after receiving bullet injury,” stated a police supply.
The encounter came about round eight km from Longvi village below Nampong circle in Arunachal Pradesh.
Various factions of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland or NSCN have been among the many outfits primarily based within the northeast which have waged guerrilla conflict for six many years in opposition to central rule by New Delhi.
In 2015, the central authorities signed a framework peace settlement with the most important of the teams – the NSCN-IM – following a dialogue that started in 1997. The truce, nevertheless, bumped into turbulence final 12 months however the group has not too long ago stated talks have been again on monitor.
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