ITANAGAR, July 12 - Security forces have gunned down two hardcore cadres of an underground outfit during an operation in Longding district of Arunachal Pradesh.
A Defence press release said that in an operation launched by Assam Rifles, two hardcore cadres were killed near Sonya Noksa village in Longding district.
Acting on reports regarding movement of cadres, security forces launched a search in the village on Wednesday. The troops while approaching the village came under fire. Reacting to the fire the troops retaliated and killed the two cadres.
Early Thursday morning the troops found the bodies of the two cadres who had succumbed to bullet injuries. An AK series rifle, a pistol and other incriminating evidence were recovered from them.
NSCN(R) cadre nabbed: Meanwhile, troops today carried out an operation in Khonsa town of Tirap district and apprehended an NSCN(R) cadre. The cadre was trying to extort money in Bank Colony area of Khonsa town. The Assam Rifles troops apprehended the cadre alongwith live ammunition, two extortion notes in the name of NSCN(R) and some contraband items.