Four cadres of the Yung Aung faction of NSCN-K have been apprehended by the security forces in Assam’s Tinsukia district. 

A nearly 24-hour joint operation by troopers of the Assam Rifles and police in the Tinkopani Reserve Forest near Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border led to arrest of the four NSCN-KYA cadres. 

“During the operation four cadres of NSCN-KYA/ENNG namely Osa Gangsa, Pumla Pansa, Panglang Gangsa and Jangang Patadam were apprehended,” a statement read. 

Following interrogation, the arrested NSCN-KYA cadres revealed location where a huge cache of arms and ammunition were hidden. 

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“The ops team reached the place on being led by the apprehended cadres and recovered 3(three) numbers of MQ 81 Assault Rifles, 294 live rounds, 7 magazines, 3 mobile phones and other camp materials,” the statement added. 

Meanwhile, further investigation into the case has been launched. 

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