Two days after 5 Assam Rifles personnel, together with a colonel-rank officer, had been killed in an ambush in Manipur, troopers of the paramilitary power together with the native police on Monday shot useless three militants of the NSCN(Ok)’s Yung Aung faction in Arunachal Pradesh’s Longding district, senior officers stated.

Two locals, who had been kidnapped by the militants, had been rescued in the course of the operation, the Deputy Commissioner of Longding, Bani Lego stated.

A gaggle of 5 to 6 armed rebels of the banned outfit had on November 14 kidnapped Ranwang Lowang, the chief of Lahu village in Tirap district, together with former anchal samiti member Sunwang Hakun, and sought to extort ₹7 lakh from locals.

Mr. Lego stated the rebels had been taking the abductees to Myanmar, bordering the Longding district, when the operation was launched by safety forces in Khogla village and the duo rescued.

Based on Superintendent of Police V.H. Meena, the Assam Rifles (AR) and the Longding police, on studying concerning the abductions, launched a joint raid in numerous locations, together with Khogla village in Wakka circle of the district, round 8 a.m., and intercepted members of the rebel group, asking them to give up.

“The insurgents, nonetheless, opened hearth on the safety personnel, injuring one jawan. The troopers and police personnel then retaliated, killing three members of the NSCN(Ok) Yung Aung faction on spot,” the SP defined.

Three automated assault rifles and different ammunition had been recovered in the course of the raid, Mr. Meena stated, additional stating {that a} seek for the insurgents who fled in the course of the operation is underway.

“This is likely one of the greatest achievements by safety forces within the latest instances. The Assam Rifles and the native police have efficiently foiled an abduction plan by the banned outfit, carry much-needed reduction to the villagers,” the SP added.

Nationwide Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) and all outfits related to it have been banned by the Union authorities beneath Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act, 1967.

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