One NSCN (K-YA) cadre killed

Kohima, October 18 (MExN): One cadre of the NSCN (K-YA) was killed during an operation conducted by security forces at Wakka area of Longding district, Arunachal Pradesh on October 17.

A press release from the PIB Defense informed that while conducting the operation, “on being challenged, firing was initiated by insurgents to which own troops retaliated.” “In the ensuing fire fight, security forces eliminated one insurgent, without damage to own troops or any civilians,” it added. 

One lathode gun with three live rounds, one .32 pistol with magazine and one round and one Chinese hand grenade were recovered. The recovered items were handed over to Longding Police Station.