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2 ULFA cadres injured in exchange of fire with security forces

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

Two cadres of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) were reportedly injured in exchange of fire with security forces at Kakorani Reserve Forest along Assam-border, Defence sources said here today.

On specific information about presence of cadres, the Rifles conducted an operation in the area yesterday night and in the ensuing exchange of fire, two rebels of the outfit were injured, Defence Chiranjit Konwer said.

However, the cadres along with the injured ones managed to escape using cover of darkness, bad weather and dense foliage, the said in a statement.

Security forces subsequently and the area was cordoned to trap the escaping militants.

This is the second operation in a week after the Rifles busted a temporary hideout of the rebel outfit on January 5 last at Namdapha Reserve Forest under Changlang district of

In the run up to the Republic Day, security forces continue to maintain strict vigil to ensure peace and tranquility in the area by launching extensive operations in and South

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 17:50 IST