Operations launched in Assam-Arunachal border

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Saraipung (Itanagar), Aug 23: Following the tensions in the border of Assam-Arunachal days back, security forces from both the states launched a joint counter-insurgency operation on Sunday, Aug 22.

The operation was to evict National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) militant who were involved in raiding border villages.

These militants attacked the villagers , homes were set ablaze and even demanded tax from local people. Report says trouble began since Aug 16 when about 200 locals from Arunachal Pradesh descended on Saraipung and went on a rampage.

“We want to ensure that the border area is free from any militants," a senior Arunachal Pradesh police official said.

Border disputes continue to be on high rise in the region of North East. So, patrolling began with tight security on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border to restore peace at Simokho in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh, officials said.

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