One hardcore cadre of NSCN was reported killed in a major operation launched by the Khonsa battalion of security forces in Laptang Village.
In a major operation launched by the Khonsa battalion of Security Forces a hardcore NSCN cadre was killed near Laptang Village, Tirap district in the morning of 17 Nov 18, informed a press release issued by Col C. Konwer, PRO (Defence).
As per the press release, Acting on specific intelligence about NSCN cadres carryout extortion from villagers in Laptang village.
The Khonsa battalions swiftly launched an operation, during search of the area the column noticed two- three suspected cadres trying to flee the scene.
The party challenged the militants and asked them to surrender the fleeing militants opened fire on the column.
Own column retaliating to the fire brought down controlled effective fire on the fleeing militant and eliminate one cadre. The other cadres managed to escape using cover of dense foliage.
During search the column found the hardcore cadre who had succumbed to bullet injuries, a HK33 automatic rifle, large quantities of ammunition and other incriminating evidence was also recovered from the body.
The search of the area for the escaped militant is still in progress and identity of the neutralised cadre is being determined.
Since beginning of November reports of NSCN cadres carrying out extortion activities in the region had been received and a proactive strategy was adopted by the Security Forces to deter the groups.