Militants from camps attack bunker: RBA


Oct 16: Royal Bhutan Army (RBA) has stated that it has identified those who planted an improvised explosive device in a bunker in Gaden village, Umling.

RBA source has claimed that those suspects were Maoist militants from Beldangi refugee camp in Jhapa, Nepal.

The device, which exploded at around 6:40 am on October 12, injured two RBA soldiers. According to RBA, those attackers were identified as Nirpa Raj Rai and Bhim Raj Subedi.

A press statement issued by RBA further said that those attackers were assisted by Rajeev Boro, a NDFB militant of Rangjihora, Bogaigaon, Assam. Meanwhile, the Gelephu police have requested the SSB and the Assam police to apprehend the militants, who had entered their territory after the incident.

The militants had taken away two riffles carried by the soldiers.