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ULFA vacates four camps in Bhutan

According to media reports, the Royal Government of Bhutan has formally confirmed the dismantling of four camps, including a military training camp, by the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) in the country in response to the deadline set by the government there.

A spokesperson of the Royal Bhutanese Embassy indicated that officials of the Royal Government have physically verified the spot where the camps were located and found that sheds have been demolished and camps dismantled by the ULFA. The abandoned camps included one military training camp near Samdrup Jongkhar. According to the spokesperson, the ULFA first abandoned its Nangri camp in November 2001. The camp is located at a place called Pemagattal. The camps located near Samdrup Jongkhar were, however, dismantled only on December 31, 2001, he added. Two other camps vacated included the Goburkonda camp located near the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary and the Deori camp in Samdrup Jongkhar. The District Administrator in Samdrup Jongkhar visited the area on December 31, 2001, and is reportedly confirmed that the camp has been abandoned by ULFA.