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NSCN(IM) cadre killed in Arunachal encounter

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

A hardcore cadre of the NSCN(IM) was killed in an encounter with security forces in district OF Thursday morning, police said.

On a tip off that cadres of the outfit assembled near Longkai village, of the Assam Rifles launched an operation.

In the ensuing encounter, one of the cadres were killed and his body was handed over to the police.

He was identified as a "captain" of the Nationalist Socialist Council of (Issac-Muivah).

Two AK-56 rifles and a large quantity of ammunition were recovered from the site of the encounter, police said.

The security forces have launched a in search of other militants.

In another operation, he captured a cadre of the NSCN (Khaplang) from Chasa Village in Tirap district of the state Thursday morning, police said.

Three pistols, some ammunition, opium and cash were recovered from his possession.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 20:40 IST