Army Major martyred, four militants killed in Nagaland

The gunfight started when a combined team of Para Commandos and Territorial Army ambushed a group of National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) and the United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) militants, on early Wednesday morning, acting on intelligence inputs

Arnima Dwivedi

By Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 7 Jun 2017 5:27 AM GMT

Army Major martyred, four militants killed in Nagaland
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Kohima: An Army Major was martyred and four militants were killed in a fierce gunfight near the India-Myanmar border in Mon district of Nagaland on Wednesday.

One of the three soldiers of the 12 Para Commandos of the Army has also been critically inured in the battle at Lapa Lempong hilltop in Oting village.

The gunfight started when a combined team of Para Commandos and Territorial Army ambushed a group of National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) and the United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) militants, on early Wednesday morning, acting on intelligence inputs.

The militants had sneaked in from Myanmar into Nagaland's Mon district. Search operations were on to nab the fleeing militants.

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Nagaland Police chief L.L. Doungel told IANS that Major David Manlum of Territorial Army was killed and three para commandos were injured in the fighting.

He said four militants, whose identities are yet to be identified, were also killed. "We are still waiting for a detailed report on the incident," Major Doungel said.

The mortal remains of Major David Manlum will be flown to Shillong for last rites.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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