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Assam Rifles kill ULFA militant in Nagaland

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By EMN Updated: Nov 07, 2014 12:52 am
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DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 6

An ULFA militant was killed while two other militants of the outfit were nabbed by 31 Assam Rifles in an operation at Saringyunset village in the early hours of November 5. A huge quantity of arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.
The recovery includes one assault rifle (K-10), one .303 rifle, one pistol, large quantity of materials used for making Improvised Explosive Devices, two hand grenades, two bombs and over 300 rounds of assorted ammunition.
A Defence release today said the operation was launched in the village following numerous complaints from different sections of people regarding movement of ULFA cadres who were carrying out extortion, threatening local populace and infiltrating into Assam through Mokokchung and Mon districts of Nagaland.
While the Assam Rifles troops were in the process of establishing cordon, the insurgents fled the suspected house where they were hiding. On being challenged, ¬the militants opened fire but the troops of Assam Rifles did not retaliate due to the presence of civilians in the vicinity and instead chased the fleeing insurgents who fled to nearby jungle, the release said.
As the Assam Rifles troops closed in, the insurgents opened fire and injured one jawan who sustained a gunshot wound. But troops retaliated with accurate fire and pinned down the insurgents. The fire fight continued for about 10 minutes.
During search of the area, the Assam Rifles apprehended two ULFA insurgents ‘ss’ Private Bapon Deka of Udalguri district and ‘ss’ Private Pranjol Nath of Jelihua Gaon of Golaghat district, both in Assam. Body of ‘ss’ Lt. Prakash Bora, a resident of Jorhat, who was killed during the fire fight was also recovered from the jungle. The Assam Rifles troops also apprehended one Senti Longchar, a resident of Saringyungset village, the owner of the house, from which huge quantity of ammunition and explosive materials were recovered, the Defence release said.
The slain terrorist is believed to be a kingpin of ULFA and was responsible for subversive activities in Jorhat, Golaghat and Sibsagar areas. It was learnt from the apprehended ULFA cadres that the ULFA insurgents were trained in explosive handling and were to target major population centers in Assam in near future.

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By EMN Updated: Nov 07, 2014 12:52:22 am