Guwahati: At least six NSCN (IM) insurgents were killed in an encounter with security personnel in the Khonsa area of Arunachal Pradesh early on Saturday morning.
Khonsa is approximately 50 km east of Tinsukia in Tirap district.
An Assam Rifles soldier was also reportedly injured in the crossfire. Acting upon actionable and specific information by SIB Arunachal Pradesh, a joint team of Assam Rifle and Arunachal Pradesh Police conducted an early morning action today in Longding district of Arunachal Pradesh near Nginu village.
Arunachal Pradesh Police chief R P Upadhyaya said “In the operation, six NSCN- IM armed cadre have been killed. One Assam Rifle personnel also received injuries.”
The injured jawan is stable and receiving medical aid at a military hospital.
He added that six long-range weapons (Four AK-47 and 2 Chinese MQ) were recovered from the spot, and an operation by a joint team of the Assam Rifles and Arunachal Pradesh Police was underway.