Arunachal sitting MLA Tirong Aboh with 7 family members shot dead by Naga militants

At least 11 persons, including the sitting National People’s Party MLA Tirong Aboh from Khonsa West in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh, were killed in an attack by militants today. Initial reports suggest the attack was carried out by suspected National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) militants.

The incident took place around 11:30 am at Bogapani, nearly 25 km from district headquarters Khonsa in south-eastern when the convoy of Arunachal MLA Tirong Aboh was attacked. The deceased MLA was also the NPP candidate for the Khonsa West assembly seat. Polling for 60 assembly seats along with the two Lok Sabha seats in the state took place on April 11.

Several family members of Aboh, including his son, are also believed to have been killed in the attack.

In March, a group of NSCN cadres belonging to the Isak-Muivah faction of the outfit had attacked two NPP supporters in Tirap district. One of them died while the other was critically injured.

NPP president and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma tweeted-

Member of Parliament from Arunachal Pradesh and Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said “strongest action” would be taken against the perpetrators of such an act.

Sadly, the world is observing Anti-Terrorism day today.



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