ULFA Militant Killed in Gun Fight Along Assam-Arunachal Border

A hardcore militant of the anti-talk faction group of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) was killed in a gun fight with security forces in Namsai area along Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border on Sunday, officials said.

Security forces recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition in possession of the slain militant.

Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of police and Assam Rifles had launched an operation at Mudoi near Namsai area along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.

“Based on an intelligence report, troops launched a search operation at the area where three militants were hiding,” an official of Assam Rifles said.

The militant group started to fire and bullets were exchanged in which a militant was killed on the spot,” the official said.

Two militants managed to flee from the encounter spot and entered in jungle.

Top police and Assam Rifles official rushed to the area and launched a search operation to nab the militant duo.

Security forces recovered one AK-56 rifle, one pistol several rounds of live ammunition, explosive in possession of the slain militant.

The victims have yet to be identified.

Paresh Baruah alias Paresh Asom led ULFA had set up few camps in the border area and in Arunachal Pradesh.

A top source of Intelligence Bureau (IB) said ULFA has stopped its fund collection in Tinsukia district in upper Assam for next two months, but the outfit group has continued fund collection in lower Assam and bordering area on Meghalaya with the help of Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA).

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