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Forces crack down on ULFA,NSCN ultras

K Anurag in Guwahati | February 10, 2009 19:59 IST

Security forces operating under unified command have launched opeation in Tirap and Changlang districts of eastern Arunachal Pradesh which border with Myanmar to check cross border movements of terrorists from Assam and Nagaland to their bases inside Myanmar.

A security source informed that terrorists from the banned United Liberation Front of Asom, the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland factions set up transit camps in these two districts in Arunachal Pradesh on their way to Myanmar.

The unified command structure which operates against terrorists within Assam and parts of Arunachal Pradesh has launched an operation to bust such transit camps of the militants with the objective to prevent militants from entering Myanmar.

These transit camps are also used by the ULFA and NSCN factions to train other militants. Besides the Army, Police and paramilitary forces, personnel from Sashastra Seema Bal will also be involved in the crack down on militants' transit camps located en route to Myanmar. The crackdown operation is expected to be over by the next round of parliamentary polls.

The unified command has launched the operation in tune with the Union Home Ministry's tough posture against militants after the October 30 serial blasts in Guwahati.

A similar crack down on militants' transit camps will be launched in Tamulpur, Darrang, Udalguri, Kajalgaon areas in North Assam bordering Bhutan where the banned ULFA and National Democratic Front of Bodoland used to have their headquarters that were evicted by Royal Bhutan Army in December 2003.

Security forces suspected that some militants of the banned ULFA and the NDFB might have sneaked into the southern part of the Bhutan.

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