Two Militants Nabbed From Indo-Bhutan Border, Arms Seized

Assam army apprehended two hardcore militants of Adivasi People’s Army (APA) and seized huge cache of arms and ammunition in Assam’s Baska district along Bhutan border on Thursday, officials said.

Acting on a tip-off, army launched an operation at Paharpur area in the district along the Indo-Bhutan border and apprehended the militant duo.

“Troops nabbed the militants from Paharpur area who were hiding in the area and planned to trigger an explosion in Assam,” an army official said.

The nabbed militants were identified as Jarkesh Munda and Markus Munda.

Army recovered five rifles, 20 hand grenades and an explosive in their possession.

Hemanta Kumar Nath is a correspondent in Assam, India, who reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state.