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Suspected NSCN (K) militants fire at Assam Rifles camp


Itanagar: Suspected NSCN (K) militants today fired at an Assam Rifles (AR) camp in remote Lazu area in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh, three days after the group ambushed an army convoy killing 18 soldiers.

A group of 35 NSCN (Khaplang) rebels attacked the camp in the Indo-Myanmar border region at around 2.30 AM, Tirap SP Ajit Kumar Singla said.

However, there was no report of any casualty, he said.

“The AR personnel, who were on alert as per prior intelligence report, retaliated which compelled the militants to flee under cover of darkness,” Singla said adding, cross firing from both the sides lasted for about ten minutes.

Around 70 empty cartidges of AK-47 rifle, along with unexploded bombs, were recovered from the site, he said.

A massive search operation was underway in the area after the incident.

This is the second incident after NSCN (K) claimed responsibility for killing 18 personnel of 6 Dogra infantry regiment in an ambush in Manipur’s Chandel district on June 4.

NSCN-K had in March abrogated a 14-year-old ceasefire with the Centre.

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