Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh ), Nov 15 : Two days after five Assam Rifles personnel, including a colonel-rank officer, were killed in ambush in Manipur, soldiers of the paramilitary force on Monday shot dead three militants of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang), a separatist organisation, in a remote part of Arunachal Pradesh’s Longding district.
The rebels were gunned down by Assam Rifles (AR) at Khogla Village in Wakka Circle of the district around 8 am, Longding Deputy Commissioner Bani Lego stated.
One AR jawan was reportedly injured in the incident, he said.
A team of district police officers later visited the village, located along the country’s border with Myanmar, to collect the bodies and sent them for post-mortem, the DC said.
The slain ultras are yet to be identified, he said, adding that more details are awaited.
On Saturday, a commanding officer of the Assam Rifles, his wife and son, along with four other personnel of the force, lost their lives in an ambush by militants in Churachandpur district of Manipur.
Source : PTI