Assam Rifles Jawan Killed In Arunachal Ambush, 2 Injured

Assam Rifles Jawan Killed In Arunachal Ambush, 2 Injured

An Assam Rifles soldier was killed, while, two others have been injured on Saturday during an encounter with suspected militants of NSCN (K) in Jairampur of Changlang district in Arunachal Pradesh.

In a latest update, the Assam Rifles have tweeted that rifleman Avatar Chakma was killed in the encounter.

Meanwhile, "The injured, identified as Rifleman Bablu and Rifleman Baldev, have been airlifted and taken to a hospital," a source confirmed to PTI.

As per reports, acting on an intelligence input, the troops launched an extensive search and cordon operation along the Indo-Myanmar border in Longvi village of Jairampur town at 8.30 am when a violent clash broke out between the security forces and the militants.

Further, it is has also been suspected that ULFA (I) cadres were involved in the ambush that lasted about 25 minutes.

NSCN(KYA) is a breakaway faction of the NSCN(K).

The Centre last month extended the ceasefire agreements with three insurgent groups of Nagaland NSCN(NK), NSCN(R) and NSCN(K-Khango) — for one more year.

The three outfits are breakaway factions of dominant groups NSCN(IM) and NSCN(K). Peace pacts have also been signed with the two organisations. 

Reportedly, a large contingent of section 19 of the paramilitary troop has currently intensified the operations in the area.

More details are awaited…

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