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Assam Rifles recovers huge cache of arms, ammunition in Nagaland

The Assam Rifles recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition near Chedima Village in Kohima District of Nagaland on July 10th, 2020.

Based on specific intelligence regarding a large cache of arms and ammunition, the troops launched an operation in the area.  During the detailed search, the troops unearthed a large cache of ammunition.   These included three 60 mm Mortar bombs, two M-60 Anti-Tank Rifle Grenades, 390 rounds of 7.62 mm Sniper,109 live rounds of 7.62 mm AK-47, 51 rounds of 7.62 mm Pistol, three Kgs of PEK (explosive) and one AK-47 magazine.

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The recovered items have been handed over to North Police Station, Kohima for further investigations.

Also read: Arunachal: 6 NSCN-IM militants killed in encounter in Longding, 1 Assam Rifles jawan injured

Meanwhile, at least six cadres of the Isac-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) were killed in an encounter near Nginu village at Longding district in Arunachal Pradesh in the bordering areas of Nagaland. The operation was launched jointly by the Assam Rifles and Arunachal Prades police.

The encounter took place during the army operation in the wee hours of July 11th, 2020 morning. Huge cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered.

Meanwhile, one Assam Rifle personnel sustained injuries. Police recovered four AK-47, two Chinese MQ recovered so far. “Operation is on,” said RP Upadhyaya, DGP Arunachal Pradesh.

On July 4th, 2020, troops of Assam Rifles in an operation apprehended five active cadres of NSCN(IM) near Tseminyu in Kohima District of Nagaland.

In a joint operation with state police, troops of Assam Rifles Wokha (Nagaland) battalion apprehended five active cadres of NSCN (IM) from general area Tseminyu road junction on 04 Jul 2020 & also recovered arms & ammunition from them.

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