Security forces, ULFA exchange fire; two injured

ITANAGAR, Jan 8: Two operatives of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) were reportedly injured in exchange of fire with security forces at the Kakorani reserve forest along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh boundary, defence sources said here on Monday.
The Assam Rifles conducted an operation in the area on Sunday night, and in the ensuing exchange of fire, two rebels of the outfit were injured, Defence Spokesman Colonel Chiranjit Konwer said.
However, the operatives, along with the injured ones, managed to escape using cover of darkness, bad weather, and dense foliage, the spokesman said in a statement.
Security forces subsequently launched a search operation and the area was cordoned to trap the escaping militants.
This is the second operation in a week after the Assam Rifles busted a temporary hideout of the rebel outfit on 5 January at the Namdapha reserve forest in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh.