ITANAGAR: 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 organization, 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.