GUWAHATI: Troops of the Army in a joint operation with Assam Police neutralised two armed cadres of the Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA) near Dhansiri Reserve Forest in Karbi Anglong on April 24, stated a press release.
Based on a specific intelligence input regarding the presence of cadres of the insurgent group, the troops launched a swift operation in the area. The armed insurgents taken by surprise opened fire, which was promptly and effectively retaliated by the troops. In the ensuing firefight, two cadres of the proscribed group were eliminated.
The two slain cadres have been identified “SS Lt” Rupson Thausen Gaddain (26) and “SS Pvt” Aldwin Jigdung (38). The team also recovered one M-16 rifle, one AK-56 rifle and assorted ammunition. No casualty was sustained by the security forces.
The bodies of the eliminated cadres along with recovered arms and ammunition have been handed over to Dhansiri Police Station for further investigations.