Kohima: Acting on specific intelligence report, the Khonsa battalion of the DAO division of the army killed a hardcore NSCN militant near Laptang village of Tirap district in Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday morning.
The Army carried out the search operations following reports that NSCN militants are carrying out extortion drives from villagers in Laptang village.
During the operations, the jawans of the battalion noticed two suspected militants trying to flee the scene. The party challenged the militants and asked them to surrender. The fleeing militants opened fire on the jawans. On retaliation, one militant was killed on the spot. The other militant managed to escape using cover of dense foliage. During the search, a HK33 automatic rifle, large quantities of ammunition and other incriminating evidence were recovered from the spot.
A massive hunt is on to nab the escaped militant.