NSCN (K)-Assam Riffles violence in Nagaland, Myanmar
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, June 28 (EMN): A team of the 7th Assam Rifles (AR) patrolling between Akhegwo village in Meluri sub division of Phek district and Ngoromi village in Kiphire district was attacked by suspected NSCN (K) activists with an improvised explosive device (IED) en route to Kiphire town from Meluri town on June 28.
According to the officer in charge of Meluri police station, the incident occurred around 1: 40 pm. He informed that the last truck of the convoy was attacked with an IED resulting in minor injuries to one of the soldiers.
Indian Army attacks NSCN (K) camp in Myanmar
Imphal/Kohima, June 28 (IANS): In another strike, Indian Army commandos have attacked a NSCN-K camp in Myanmar, inflicting some casualties, an army source said on Thursday.
“A team of 12 para commandos attacked a check post of the NSCN-K (National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang) situated in the vicinity of its Shwelo camp inside Myanmar on Wednesday. The gunfight continued for half hour,” an army official told IANS.
The rebels suffered at least four to five casualties, he said, adding there was no casualty on the army side. The commandos were equipped with rocket launchers, mortars and automatic grenade launcher to carry out the strike, he said, adding the operation lasted for two hours after being started at 2 p.m.
According to the official, the area of operation was 3 km beyond border pillar 151 on the India-Myanmar border across Nagaland’s Mon district. The pursuit of the rebels was undertaken after three Assam Rifles personnel and three others were wounded in an ambush by NSCN-K rebels in Mon on June 18.
NSCN-K’s Deputy Minister, ‘Colonel’ Isak Sumi, confirmed that Indian Army “in huge numbers” crossed Chenmoh village and arrived at the international boundary some kilometres away from the “Naga Army” (NSCN-K) forward post, but were detected.
“On realisation that their presence has already been detected they resorted to blank firings randomly for several minutes to which the Naga Army responded and prevented any further advance. Casualties could not be ascertained,” Sumi wrote on his Facebook page.