Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), July 11 : Six NSCN(IM) militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Khonsa area of Arunachal Pradesh early on Saturday morning, according to military sources .
During the encounter ,one soldier of Assam Rifles was injured in the operation and his condition was stated to be stable,
Khonsa is in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh, and at a distance of 50 km from Tinsukia, a leading industrial town in Assam.
The encounter took place at around 4:30 am, the Army sources said, adding six weapons along with “war-like stores” were recovered from the area.
The operation was launched by the Assam Rifles based on specific intelligence inputs that armed insurgents were present in the general area of Khonsa in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh.
At approximately 4:30 hours, an operational contact was established with the NSCN (IM) insurgents in the area. In the ensuing firefight, six insurgents were killed.
The National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) or NSCN (IM) is a insurgent outfit fighting for a separate homeland for Naga people for last several decades.
(With Agency inputs)