Gun Battle Between Army, NSCN(K) In Nagaland


Kohima: A major gun battle took place between Army troops and suspected NSCN (K) militants along the India-Myanmar border, in the Mon district of Nagaland, on Friday.

Though there were some reports of Indian Paratroopers conducting a “surgical strike” inside Myanmar, Army sources said the fierce encounter took place near Throilu village in Mon district on “our side of the border” at about 5.30 am.

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Our troops had laid an ambush along a known infiltration route. After the ensuing gunfight, the militants fled back into Myanmar. They left some weapons behind. There were no casualties on our side,” said a source.

In June last year, days after militants had killed 18 soldiers, Indian special forces had conducted a surgical military strike across the Myanmar border to inflict “significant casualties” on the groups behind that ambush, the NSCN (K) and the Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL).