Updated December 17th, 2023 at 22:19 IST
Assam Rifles rescue 2 kidnapped civilians from NSCN-K terrorists after intense firefight
The NSCN K (Ang Mai) group had intended to transport the victims to an undisclosed location, possibly a camp in Myanmar.
Nagaland: In a meticulously planned and swiftly executed operation, Assam Rifles successfully rescued two innocent civilians who had been kidnapped for ransom by armed cadres of the Myanmar-based NSCN K (Ang Mai) group in Mon District of Nagaland. The abduction took place at gunpoint on the night of December 15 from Yannyu Village.
The NSCN K (Ang Mai) group had intended to transport the victims to an undisclosed location, possibly a camp in Myanmar. Acting on timely intelligence inputs, Assam Rifles Mon Battalion launched a rescue operation with remarkable efficiency.
Interception in jungle
One of the Assam Rifles teams intercepted the armed cadres in a jungle near Wetting Village, Mon district, as they were en route to cross the Indo-Myanmar Border. Recognizing the threat, Assam Rifles swiftly engaged, preventing the innocent individuals from being taken hostage across the border.
A brief but intense firefight ensued during the hot pursuit, ultimately resulting in the successful rescue of the two kidnapped civilians. Faced with the resilience of Assam Rifles, the NSCN K (Ang Mai) cadres abandoned their attempt, leaving behind the captives along with a substantial cache of arms and ammunition, including an M-16 Rifle and three Pistols.
In the course of the operation, Assam Rifles apprehended one Over Ground Worker, disrupting the vital information network of the underground group.
The rescued individuals, Atua Konyak and Tingkon Konyak from Yannyu Village in Mon, were safely returned.
This daring and decisive action by Assam Rifles sends a strong message of non-tolerance towards abduction and extortion, reaffirming their commitment to ensuring the safety and security of civilians in the region.
The operation not only thwarted the criminal intentions of NSCN K (Ang Mai) but also dealt a significant blow to their operational capabilities.
Published December 17th, 2023 at 22:05 IST