Arunachal Pradesh: Two militants gunned down at Shankapani


ITANAGAR, February 2, 2018: Two militants were shot dead by the security forces engaged in counter-insurgency operations at Shankapani under Kharsang police station of Changlang district in Arunachal Pradesh, as per Kohima-based defence spokesman Colonel C Konwer.

The official said one of the slain militants belonged to the anti-talk faction of ULFA or the ULFA (Independent) and identified as Moniram. The other killed militant identified as Hera Singh alias Tomba belonged to CORCOM, a banner organization of Manipur-based militant groups.  Both the ULFA-I and CORCOM have bases inside Myanmar across the international border at South Arunachal Pradesh.

He said that "Based on specific information, our troops carried out an operation in Shankapani in early hours today. Two of the terrorists fired on our troops forcing them to retaliate, leading to death of the two".

Pistols, ammunition and grenades were recovered from the slain militants.

The security forces claimed that both the militants were involved on January 24 attack on security forces at Namsai in South Arunachal Pradesh.

TNT News with inputs from The Tribune

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