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Three Kuki rebels killed in encounter

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 April 2017 12:00 AM GMT

GUWAHATI, April 3: Three hard-core Kuki rebels were neutralised in an intense fire-fight by troops of Red Horns Division of Gajraj Corps in East Karbi Anglong district on Monday. A defence PRO said based on a specific intelligence input regarding presence of armed terrorists in Kuki domited hinterland in East Karbi Anglong district, troops launched an operation on Sunday night. In the wee hours of Monday, as the Army team was closing in on to the suspected house, armed terrorists opened indiscrimite fire. Own troops opened controlled retaliatory fire and the firefight lasted for almost twenty minutes. Two terrorists were killed in the firefight and one terrorist was found in a severely injured condition. The injured terrorist was provided first-aid; however, he succumbed to his injuries while being evacuated.
A large amount of arms, ammunition and war like stores were recovered during the operation. One M-16 rifle, one 7.62 mm rifle, two hand gredes and large quantity of live ammunition were recovered. Combat uniforms, ammunition pouches, blankets and rations were also found on the site. Army sources have confirmed that some of the killed terrorists belonged to Manipur exposing the nexus amongst the terrorist outfits in North Eastern region.

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