North East

Soldier Killed In An Encounter With Insurgents In Tirap District

Kohima, October 22 (NEx): A soldier was killed in an encounter with a group of insurgents near Saniliam Village in Tirap District of Arunachal Pradesh on October 21, 2020.

A press release from the PRO (Def) Kohima said that the Security Forces based on specific input, had launched a joint operation with the Police to aggressively dominate, locate and neutralize the insurgent group reported to be present.

During the operation, a contact was established with the insurgents in the early hours yesterday. In the ensuing firefight, a soldier sustained grievous injuries and made the supreme sacrifice fighting the insurgents, the press release said.

Further, the PRO said that the operation is under progress and security forces are committed to maintaining peace and tranquility in the area.