Indian forces kill 6 Naga militants near Myanmar border, find stash of weapons & bombs
The deadly incident took place in Longding district in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh early on Saturday morning as part of a counterinsurgency operation with the police, the Indian Army and the Assam Rifles, India’s oldest paramilitary force.Also on rt.com BJP leader & family shot dead by militants in Kashmir
The Indian forces exchanged heavy fire with the militants, who “fired at least 250 rounds with automatic weapons,” state police chief RP Upadhyaya told NDTV. “We had a specific tip-off about this group.”
After the almost three-hour battle, security forces recovered four AK-47 rifles, two Chinese MQ rifles, 500 bullets and two homemade bombs from the rebels. The Indian soldier injured in the fight is in a stable condition and has been taken to hospital.Also on rt.com Indian gangster shot dead by police during botched escape after he’s arrested over massacre of 8 cops
The insurgents were suspected of being members of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) group, which calls for a sovereign state for the Christian Naga tribes living in the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur. However, intelligence sources told NDTV that the fighters were actually part of a ‘rogue’ group and not the NSCN(IM), which has been in peace talks with the Indian government since 1997.
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