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Army operation to flush out ultras

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 1 - Based on intelligence inputs about movement of armed militants in the heavily forested areas of East Karbi Anglong district, Red Horns Division of Gajraj Corps has launched a �large-scale operation� in the area.

�Nefarious activities of the terrorist outfit Kuki Liberation Front (KLF) have been a cause of great harassment for the locals and the administration. The operations have been planned to flush out anti-nationals who are engaged in large-scale extortion from their hideouts in the jungles of the district,� an army official said.

The army is also keeping a strict vigil and maintaining a robust area domination and counter-terrorism posture in the disturbed areas of Upper Assam and East Arunachal Pradesh amidst regular inputs of terrorist groups trying to make their presence felt in the area and also seeking opportunities to cause attrition to the security forces.

The self-styled NSCN(K) corporal neutralised by Assam Rifles in a gunfight on February 27 at Muktova in Tirap district was moving in the area with some ulterior motive, which can be deduced by the recovery of a powerful IED from the slain terrorist along with a pistol, ammunition and other warlike items including survival stores, the official pointed out.

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