Guwahati: Three hard-core Kuki terrorists were neutralised by the Indian Army’s Red Horns Division of Gajraj Corps in Assam’s East Karbi Anglong district.
Based on a specific intelligence input regarding presence of armed terrorists in Kuki dominated hinterland, troops launched an operation on the night of Apr 1. In the wee hours of April 2, as the Army team was closing in on to the suspected house, armed terrorists opened indiscriminate fire.
In response, the troops opened to controlled retaliatory fire. The fire fight lasted for almost twenty minutes. Two terrorists were killed in the fire fight 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 cache of arms, ammunition and war like stores were recovered during the operation. One M-16 rifle, one 7.62 mm rifle, two hand grenades 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.