Insurgent group attacks Assam Rifles camp in Arunachal Pradesh


According to reports, Suspected NSCN (K) militants fired at an Assam Rifles (AR) camp in the remote area of Lazu in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh. The attack comes three days after a 6 DOGRA/26 Sector army convoy was ambushed by unidentified militant group killing nearly 20 soldiers.

A group of 35 NSCN (Khaplang) rebels attacked the camp in the Indo-Myanmar border region around 2.30am, Tirap SP Ajit Kumar Singla said. As of now, there are no reports of any casualty, he said.

Just three days ago, militants armed with advanced weapons ambushed a military convoy in Manipur’s Chandel district bordering Myanmar, killing around 18 soldiers and injuring 11 others as officials called it one of the worst attacks on the army in recent times.

“The AR personnel, who were on alert as per prior intelligence report, retaliated which compelled the militants to flee under cover of darkness,” Singla said adding, cross firing from both the sides lasted for about 10 minutes.

As per latest reports, around 70 empty cartridges of AK-47 rifle, along with live bombs, were recovered from the site, he said.

A massive combing operation was underway in the area after the incident.