நாகாலாந்தை தனி கிறிஸ்துவ நாடாக்க கோரும் இரண்டு கிறிஸ்துவ பயங்கரவாத குழுக்கள் ஒன்றோடு ஒன்று மோதியதில் மேலும் 14 பேர் பலியானார்கள்.
14 killed in NSCN factional fight in Nagaland
Kohima (PTI): At least 14 Naga militants were killed in gunfight between rival NSCN groups in two separate places in Nagaland on Wednesday, police said.
Twelve NSCN/GPRN cadre were killed in a heavy exchange of fire with rival NSCN-IM group which continued for hours in Seithikima area, about 17 km off Nagaland's commercial town of Dimapur since early morning.
The bodies were retrieved by the activists and taken to nearby Nihoto village and later buried in the presence of villagers.
In another incident, two NSCN-IM cadre were killed and another was injured in Dimapur this evening, police said.
Last month, Seithikima area saw factional clash leading to the death of 14 GPRN/NSCN cadre. On the same afternoon angry civilians attacked the NSCN-IM ceasefire monitoring cell office at Diphupar and set it afire.
Nearly 50 people, including civilians, were killed in and around Dimapur in the stepped-up violence by rival NSCN groups in the past three months.
Both the state government and locals had asked the militants to vacate civilian populated areas and stay in their respective designated camps.