Suspected militants ambush army in Arunachal Pradesh; one personnel killed, another injured

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Suspected militants targeted the government forces in northeast India’s Arunachal Pradesh as troops of the Assam Rifles came under attack on Sunday morning in the Changlang district, bordering Myanmar.

One personnel was killed and another injured in the ambush by suspected militants around 9:40 am, the police said, reported NDTV.

The incident took place at Tengmo village under Jairampur police station of Changlang district, around 300 km from capital Itanagar. The area is close to Hetlong Village of Monmao. “The incident took place on Sunday morning. One security forces jawan was martyred. Another one is injured. A massive combing operation is on in the area and we have also intensified counter insurgency operations as well,” said the police chief of Changlang district told NDTV.

According to military intelligence sources, quoted by NDTV, a group of 30 to 35 militants of the Paresh Barua-led independent faction of the ULFA along with cadres of NSCN (Khaplang) faction were behind the ambush since these two militant groups have been active in the area apart from NSCN (IM).

On 11 July, the government forces had killed at least six militants suspected to be members of the Naga underground group NSCN (IM) in Longding district of Arunachal Pradesh, bordering Myanmar.

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