It was I guess the paper of 2005, which showed the figure as 45, but in today's date, they are just 18 camps, five of ATTF, 12 of NLFT
(both outlawed militant groups of Tripura).
The victims were relatives of seven NLFT
militants who had surrendered earlier and it is believed that the NLFT
targeted them in retaliation against the surrenders.
he seven NLFT
insurgents had surrendered with arms and ammunition to the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Amiya Chowdhury yesterday.
The recent action by Bangladesh against militant outfits like ULFA, NDFB, ATTF, NLFT
, PLA, PREPAK, besides the new zeal shown by Dhaka to nab the main players and conspirators behind the Chittagong arms haul has pleased New Delhi.
One of the surrendered militant Gananta Reang (37), a self-styled Major in the NLFT
(BM) said, "The area where in Bangladesh we had our camp there were another 21 to 22 more camps.
Several militant groups, mainly All Tripura Tiger Force and NLFT
, are fighting for a separate tribal homeland.