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PLA’s hand reaches Tinsukia, 2 cadres killed in encounter

Imphal, Feb 2: Rebel group Revolutionary Peoples’ Front (RPF), which have its origin here in the state of Manipur is spreading its network in the entire North Eastern states of India by building up good relationship with other rebel bodies operating at various part of the region. A highly placed source told Imphal Times that the army wing of the RPF called People’s Liberation Army (PLA) strike an ambushed to a convoy of 13 Assam Rifles in Tinsukia district of Assam. The source added that cadres of the United Liberation front of Asom (ULFA) a major rebel group operating in Assam waging war against the government of India to liberate Assam from India also assisted the PLA cadres in the attacked to the Assam Rifles trooper.
Report said that the encounter between the 13 AR troopers and the combined team of the PLA and ULFA took place at Kanubari Village of Tinsukia district of Assam on February 1. At the moment casualty on the part of the AR troopers could not be known but two rebel cadres were killed during the encounter. The two deceased has been identified as Meitham Khamba of Jiribam Ningthem Khumou Maning Leikai of Manipur, a lance corporal of PLA  and  Manab Deori @Maniram, a Private of the ULFA.

On the other hand report from the Security force said that troops of 13 AR conducted search operation at A Shankopani village in Tinsukia located in between Kharsang and Namphai 1 after getting specific information about the presence of 3 cadres of CorCOM at around 7 am today . The security force report said that as the AR troopers approached to the area the rebel group fired upon them. On retaliation 2 of the rebel were killed on the spot, another managed to escape, it added.
.Based on specific input provided regarding presence of 3 CorCom cadres in gen A Shankopani vill The AR troopers claimed to have recover 1 pistol Beretta, 1 pistol Block with magazines and  a bag containing Grenades. More troopers reinforced and conducted search operation till late evening today.

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