Assam Rifles personnel nab 13 NSCN-IM cadres, recover arms

Assam Rifles personnel deployed in remote Mon district of Nagaland have arrested 13 armed cadres belonging to the Isak Muivah faction of the NSCN and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from their possession, a defence official said on Thursday.

The 13 National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) cadres were arrested while they were travelling on the Mon-Tizit highway on Wednesday, an Assam Rifles spokesman said.

“During routine checking, our personnel stopped two vehicles and recovered four AK-56 rifles, two HK-32 rifles, one MA-MK4 rifle, four pistols and a good number of live cartridges. The two vehicles were boarded by 13 persons,” the spokesman added. Read More…

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