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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.

Isha Bhandari
Nagaland: Assam Rifles’ swift operation rescues two kidnapped civilians from NSCN(K) militants
Nagaland: Assam Rifles’ swift operation rescues two kidnapped civilians from NSCN(K) militants | Image:Official X
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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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The operation not only thwarted the criminal intentions of NSCN K (Ang Mai) but also dealt a significant blow to their operational capabilities.

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Published December 17th, 2023 at 22:05 IST

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