Five deadliest Northeast insurgent attacks in 2016

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#1. GNLA BLAST IN WILLIAMNAGAR MARKET: Seven persons including a woman were injured in an Improvised explosive device (IED) triggered blast in Meghalaya’s East Garo Hills district.

Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) cadre Ajan Ch Momin alias Jimmy, who is in charge of Williamnagar “command”, sent his cadres to trigger the IED blast said Inspector General of Police (Operations) G H P Raju.

Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle
Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle

#2. SIX ASSAM RIFLES MEN KILLED IN ATTACK IN CHANDEL:  A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and five jawans of the 29 Assam Rifles died in the planned ambush. CorCom(Coordination Committee) militant group was reportedly to be behind the attack.

Four AK-47 rifles, one INSAS rifle, one LMG rifle were snatched away by the militants.

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#3. NSCN MILITANTS ATTACK MANIPUR CM IBOBI IN UKHRUL DISTRICT:  Suspected militants fired at Manipur chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh’s helicopter after he landed at Pakshi Ground in Hungpung village in Ukhrul district.

The chief minister, who was accompanied by deputy chief minister Gaikhangam Gangmei, escaped unhurt and returned to the state capital Imphal, 100 km from the Ukhrul district headquarters.

The National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) militants were suspected to have been behind the attack.

On the other hand the NSCN-IM denied any role in the attack.

Courtesy: The New Indian Express
Courtesy: The New Indian Express

#4. ASSAM ULFA AMBUSH: Three soldiers were killed and three others were injured in an ambush by suspected members of a hardline ULFA faction in Assam’s Tinsukia district

According to officials, the army vehicles—a truck and a Maruti Gypsy— were targeted with bullets and rocket-propelled grenades by militants hiding behind roadside trees and bushes.

This is the first major attack on security forces by the banned United Liberation Front of Asom (Independence) in the state since the BJP-led government of Sarbananda Sonowal came to power.

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#5. 70 NSCN-IM INSURGENTS ATTACK IRB POST IN MANIPUR: Numbering around 70 heavily armed men suspected to be from the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) attacked seven posts of the Indian Reserve Battalion and snatched 20 weapons from the security personnel in Noney district of Imphal.

Cadres of Manipur police rushed to the spot after the attack reported to assist security forces. However, the militant succeeded in fleeing away from the spot.

Source courtesy: Internet and news agencies

Featured image(courtesy): India Today

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