GUWAHATI: An Assam Rifles jawan was killed while two others were injured in an encounter with suspected militants of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (KYA) near the Indo-Myanmar border in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh, a police source said.
A column of the Assam Rifles was carrying out an operation at an area around 8-9 km from Longvi village under Nampong circle when they came under heavy firing, police said.
Rifleman Avatar Chakma was killed in the encounter.
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“The injured, identified as Rifleman Bablu and Rifleman Baldev, have been airlifted and taken to a hospital,” the source said.
Changlang Superintendent of Police Mihin Gambo confirmed the incident.
NSCN(KYA) is a breakaway faction of the NSCN(K).
The Centre last month extended the ceasefire agreements with three insurgent groups of Nagaland NSCN(NK), NSCN(R) and NSCN(K-Khango) — for one more year.
The three outfits are breakaway factions of dominant groups NSCN(IM) and NSCN(K). Peace pacts have also been signed with the two organisations. PTI