Army jawans shot back at the attackers who soon fled to a village (Representational)
Terrorists attacked a company operating base of the Army at Niausa in Arunachal Pradesh early today, an Army official said. No casualty or damage to property was reported in the attack, which police sources said was likely to have been carried out by the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagalim (Khaplang) or NSCN(K).
A group of men fired 5-10 rounds from "ineffective" small firearms and lobbed a crude grenade at the base at Niausa in Longding district at 1:15 am, Kohima-based defence spokesman Col. Chiranjeet Konwer said. The sentries retaliated and the attackers fled, he said.
"There was no casualty or damage to properties 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 are being launched against the attackers, he said.
Police sources from Longding said the NSCN(K), which is active in the district, was behind the attack.