Arunachal Pradesh: 6 NSCN(IM) cadets killed in encounter in Khonsa

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Atleast six National Socialist Council of Nagaland NSCN (IM) members, a Maoist separatist group were killed in an encounter by the security forces in the Khonsa area of Arunachal Pradesh on Saturaday morning.

Based on specific intelligence inputs regarding presence of armed insurgents, two columns were launched by the Assam Rifles in general area Khonsa (approximately 50km East of Tinsukia) Tirap district, Arunachal Pradesh. The gun battle which started around 4.30 in which an Assam Rifles soldier was also reported to have injured in the crossfire. The Jawan is stable and is being treated at a military hospital.

In a statement Arunachal Pradesh DGP said that it was joint operation conducted by Assam Rifles and Arunacal Pradesh Police. They have also recovered Six long-range weapons like four AK-47 and 2 Chinese MQ, about 5 kilos of explosive, 1 kilo of pipe IED from the spot.