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Assam: Five persons arrested with explosives

Posted on Dec 27, 10:24PM | IBNS

Security forces Thursday apprehended five persons, including a cadre of Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) outfit and recovered huge quantity of explosives from Assam's Dima Hasao district, officials said.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of the Assam Rifles and police had launched a search operation in the Jatinga area of the district and apprehended the people who were travelling in an SUV and recovered huge quantity of explosives, on the way to Silchar from Haflong.

Security forces recovered seven detonators, eight gelatin sticks, five mobile phones in possession of them.

"One of the nabbed persons is a cadre of Meghalaya based insurgent group Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC)," a top police official said.

On the other hand, police had nabbed a militant and recovered one pistol and ammunition from the Dhubri district on Thursday.