Three NSCN-IM militants were reportedly killed in the encounter Credit: EastMojo image

Itanagar: A self-styled captain of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland Isaac-Muivah faction (NSCN-IM) , identified as A Tangkhul, was among three killed in an encounter with jawans of the Assam Rifles in the Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday.

Intelligence sources said that the encounter took place between Langkai and Laho village in Tirap district.

As per security forces, two AK-56 rifles, a large quantity of ammunition and one rocket launcher were recovered from the spot.

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