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Army keping vigil on Nepal Maoist-KLO-Ulfa nexus

Links between Kamtapur Liberation Organization, United Liberation Front of Asom and the Maoists of Nepal are posing a new dimension to the insurgency situation in Assam and north Bengal, eastern command GOC-in-C Arvind Sharma said in Kolkata on Monday. Participating in a meet-the-Press programme at Kolkata Press Club, he said the army was keeping a close watch on the growing nexus. It was in liaison with the state governments concerned. “It certainly poses a new threat, if this continues.” Though KLO was reduced in number after the flush-out operations in Bhutan, it were getting shelter in Maoist camps in Nepal, along with its mentor Ulfa. The Maoists, too, had an interest in north Bengal and lower Assam, the disturbed south Bhutan being close to these places. Full Story

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