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NSCN (K) behind ambush: Cops
Published on 7 Jan. 2010 12:25 AM IST
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North Cachar Hills police has confirmed that the Khaplang faction of the NSCN had carried out Monday’s ambush on a police convoy to avenge the killing of two of its cadres near Haflong last month, according to a report in The Telegraph. A constable of the Special Task Force (STF) of Assam Police and two siblings were killed in the attack near Mahur town in the hill district. A senior police official said intelligence inputs had confirmed that the ambush was the handiwork of NSCN (K) militants, who had now made Mahur, 40km from the district headquarters, Haflong, one of their stomping grounds in NC Hills. The otherwise troubled district had witnessed a seven-month lull till yesterday’s attack. The scale of violence had come down substantially in the hill district since the militants of the Dima Halam Daogah (Jewel) surrendered in October last year and moved into designated camps. The police official said the Khaplang faction was now trying to fill the vacuum created by the DHD surrender by mobilising NSCN cadres in carrying out extortion and killings in the district. He said that yesterday’s ambush was nothing but a “revenge killing” by the Khaplang cadres who had lost two of their cadres in the Boro Haflong area near the district headquarters town in the last week of December. The young siblings, who were also killed along with the policeman, have been identified as Mamjuang Niame, 19, and his sister Timsaileili Niame, 10. The policemen were returning in two vehicles to Haflong after a reconnaissance trip in the Mahur area when the militants fired at them from both sides of the road. Two other policemen, who were airlifted from Haflong yesterday to the Silchar Medical College and Hospital after they suffered serious injuries, are “slowly improving,” doctors attending on them said. The police here were asked by the doctors not to interact with the injured policemen as they were under “sedation”. The two injured have been identified as Kshitish Bora, an assistant sub-inspector of the Assam police, and Rantu Khungia, an STF jawan. Bora had accompanied the STF personnel in yesterday’s counter-insurgency expedition. There are nearly 50 NSCN (K) cadres in the district led by a Rongmei Naga, who is a resident of Tamenglong district in Manipur, a police source in Haflong said.

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