- NET Web Desk
At least two personnel of the Assam Rifles were injured in an altercation with the militants of National Socialist Council of Nagalim-Khaplang (Yung Aung) in Nagaland’s Mon district in the early hours of Monday.
According to officials, the incident occurred around 2.35 AM at Nyasa village in Phomching area of the district along the inter-state boundary with Arunachal Pradesh.
In wake of heightened security in the run-up to Independence Day, troops of the Assam Rifles were proactively dominating the crucial regions with a deployment posture, designed to resist any unwarranted attempt by the insurgent groups to disrupt tranquility along the region; the force said in a statement.
Acting on a tip-off about the movement of militants, the troops laid multiple ambushes to dominate the area.
At around 2.35 AM, the alert personnel noticed suspicious movement on a jungle track between Zankham to Nyasa; noted the paramilitary troop.
On being intercepted, the militants opened fire, which was appropriately retaliated, causing severe casualties in the militant group, it said.
Besides, two Assam Rifles’ jawans sustained injuries and were immediately evacuated to the Jorhat Air Force Hospital for further treatment.
Local villagers also assisted in their evacuation, and provided requisite support to the security forces. Search operations along the area is currently underway.
However, the situation is now normal and the Independence Day celebrations have been peaceful; informed the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Mon District – Ajit Kumar Verma.