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Suspected militants fired on the Army camp at Longding in Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday.
“A firing incident reported approximately at 01:15 hrs at the Army’s Company Operating Base in Longding at Niausa, Arunachal Pradesh,” one Army official said.
It was ineffective fire and the contact was broken immediately on retaliation. There are no casualties.
Police sources said the attack was likely to have been carried out by National Socialist Council of Nagaland – Khaplang (NSCN-K) members.
The insurgents fired 5-10 rounds from “ineffective” small firearms and lobbed a Lathode grenade at the COB at Niausa in Longding district at 1:15 a.m., Kohima-based defence spokesman Col Chiranjeet Konwer told PTI.
The sentries retaliated and the attackers fled, Col. Konwer said.
“There was no human casualty or damage to property of the COB. The retaliatory fire had to be controlled keeping in mind the safety of the villagers in the vicinity,” the spokesman said.
Operations were on to nab the attackers, he said.