Kohima: Two soldiers sustained injuries when insurgents belonging to the NSCN (K-YA) fired on an Assam Rifles camp early on Monday in Nagaland’s Mon district.
Both the injured have been evacuated to Jorhat Air Force Hospital, Assam for further treatment.
According to a release issued by Kohima Defence PRO Lt Col Sumit K Sharma, the Assam Rifles troops on high alert thwarted an attempt by proscribed faction NSCN (K-YA) to disrupt peace in General Area Nyasa of Mon District, in the wee hours of 15 August.
The alert scouts noticed suspicious movement on a jungle track of insurgents coming from Zankham to Nyasa.
“On being challenged, the undergrounds opened fire which was appropriately retaliated causing severe casualties to the underground group,” the release said. Two soldiers were, however, injured in the attack They were evacuated with the help of local villagers, who have provided all the support to the security forces.
In wake of heightened security in the run-up to Independence Day 2022, troops of Assam Rifles are proactively dominating the sensitive areas with a deployment posture designed to thwart any unwarranted attempt by the insurgent factions to disrupt peace in the region.
In general area Nyasa in Mon District, situated at the interstate boundary between Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh, based on credible intelligence of movement of Underground cadres, troops of Assam Rifles laid multiple such ambushes to dominate the area, the PRO informed.