A team of Assam Rifles troops and Manipur Police in a joint operation have busted a hideout of an insurgent group in Kangpokpi district of the state.

The team also recovered arms and ammunition during the operation, officials said.

Acting on a tip-off regarding the presence of Zeliangrong United Front (J) group cadres, the team launched a search operation at Nungjang village in Kangpokpi district on Tuesday.

The militants managed to escape before the arrival of the security forces in Kangpokpi, the official said.

The team has continued investigation in the area.

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