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Three Tripura residents kidnapped in Mizoram

Posted on Nov 26, 06:34PM | IANS

Within a week, three more Tripura residents, including two timber traders, were kidnapped by separatist militants from a border village in neighbouring Mizoram, police said here Monday.

"The timber traders of northern Tripura went to Rajibnagar in neighbouring Mizoram to talk to their counterparts. Unidentified militants abducted them along with their driver from a house at gun point Sunday night," a Tripura police spokesman told reporters.

Rajibnagar village, in Mamit district of western Mizoram, is 225 km north of Tripura capital Agartala.

Tripura Police have requested their Mizoram counterparts to take necessary steps to rescue the three people.

Police suspect that the banned National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) guerrillas might have kidnapped the three people.

The NLFT militants abducted three tribals, including two school students, from their houses last week (Nov 20) in northern Tripura.

Tripura shares a 109-km border with Mizoram.