2 kidnapped youths by NSCN-K rescued by Assam Rifles from Mon

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2 kidnapped youths by NSCN-K rescued by Assam Rifles from Mon

Kohima: A joint operation by the Assam Rifles and the Nagaland Police led to the rescue of two youths abducted by Myanmar-based NSCN-K (Ang Mai faction) militants in Mon district.

Atwa Konyak and Tingkon Konyak were abducted by heavily armed activists from Yannyu village on the intervening night of 15-16 December.
Following the incident, the team launched a search and rescue operation on December 16.

The next day, a team intercepted the militants in a forest near Gating village.
A brief firing was also reported during the incident.

According to sources, the armed encounter forced the kidnappers to flee, abandoning their captives.

The two rescued youths were pulled out unharmed.

Additionally, the operation team recovered a large quantity of arms and ammunition, including an M-16 rifle and three pistols.

A civilian “guide” who aided the kidnapping was also apprehended.

“The abducted youth were to be taken across the Indo-Myanmar border for ransom money,” confirmed Assam Rifles officials.

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