An Assam Rifles jawan was martyred and two others were injured in an attack by suspected cadres of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang-Yung Aung) in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday.
The martyred jawan has been identified as Rifleman Avatar Chakma.
The news has ben confirmed by Changlang deputy commissioner Devansh Yadav.
“One Assam Rifles jawan was martyred and two others injured in an encounter between security forces and militants at Longvi village under Nampong circle in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh,” the deputy commissioner said.
He said the injured jawans were airlifted and taken to an army hospital.
The injured have been identified as Bablu and Rifleman Baldev.
The Changlang DC informed that security forces have launched a massive counter-insurgency operation to flush out militants from the area.
Northeast Now tried to contact the Changlang superintendent of police several times but his phone remained switched off.
“A column of Assam Rifles was launched to carry out an operation around 9 am, suddenly the soldiers came under heavy firing in which the jawan martyred after receiving bullet injury,” said police sources.
The encounter took place at general area, 8-9 km from Longvi village under Nampong circle in Arunachal Pradesh.
Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh shares boundary with Myanmar and is one of the distributed areas in Arunachal Pradesh.
AFSPA is enforced in some distributed areas of Arunachal Pradesh.