IGARSOUTH PRO CELL, 10 July 2015 : Based on the information from reliable sources regarding movement of armed UG cadres in the vicinity of Indo-Myanmar Border to lay IEDs on MTNS road, troops of the 11 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) launched an operation in the general area T’Minou village in Chandel District. The troops during the operation observed a suspicious looking person carrying a basket and digging the MTNS road possibly to plant an IED. When the person was intercepted, he lobbed a grenade towards the troops. In the ensuing melee, the person was killed. Two land Mines, one Pistol with magazine and a Grenade was recovered from his possession. The area was further checked and cleared of IEDs and a major mishap was averted by this operation. The identity of the individual is being ascertained and initial reports suggest him to be affiliated to the NSCN (K).
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