A hardcore militant of banned outfit NSCN (R) was killed in an encounter with security forces in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday morning.
According to reports, based on intelligence input about presence of a militant group at Panchun village area near Kharsang town in Changlang district, the troops of Rajputana Rifle and Assam Rifles had launched an operation in the area.
“When the troops reached the remote area, the militants opened fire and heavy rounds of bullets were exchanged. During the gun fight, one militant was killed and other militants had managed to flee from the area,” a top defence official said.
The slain militant was yet to be identified.
Security personnel had recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition including M4 A1 US-made (colts) assault rifle, 78 rounds live ammunition, one misfire cartridge, five fired cartridges, one magazine, one pouch, two mobile phones, one knife with cover, one torch, a combat shoe, combat trouser, shirt, belt and other items from the area.
Search operation was being carried out by the Army and Arunachal Pradesh Police in the area to nab the fled militants.