The deceased Tirong Aboh was also a contesting candidate from Khonsa West AC from NPP party.
Eleven person killed including the sitting MLA from Khonsa West Assembly constituency in terrorist attack near 12 mile from Khonsa in Tirap district, between Khonsa-Deomali road today.
Director General of Police (DGP) SBK Singh briefing the media at Police Headquarter (PHQ) today evening said that in an attack which took place on Deomali-Khonsa road at 12 Mile area around 20 Kilometer from Khonsa, the sitting MLA from Khonsa West Assembly constituency of Tirap district including other ten persons have been reportedly killed in the attack which took place at around 11.30 to 12 this morning.
The deceased Tirong Aboh was also a contesting candidate from Khonsa West AC from NPP party. He was traveling in a convoy of four vehicle with his son and his election agent was on way to Khonsa which was stopped by UG elements and fired upon, he said.
In the attack 2 police personal (PSO) have also lost their lives. 1 PSO is injured. 4th PSO escaped unhurt. Total 11 person died while two critically injured, out of two injured one PSO and a lady was evacuated to Dibrugarh by helicopter. He inform.
We are investigating the matter and detail of the attack is still to be known which UG group have been involved in the attacked. It is too early to say other detail of the incident. He said.
IGP Law and Order, HP Hudda DIGP (Eastern Range) Take Ringu, SP Khonsa have been directed to taking care of the rescue operation and other legal formalities while the operation by Army units have also been launched in the area for arrest of the perpetrators.
SP immediately rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation and shifted the dead bodies to the hospital at Khonsa for post mortem. Additional force have rushed for Khonsa. IGP (L&O) has also moved for Khonsa to supervise and coordinate with different security agencies for the operation.