KOHIMA: A scrap picker was killed and four others were seriously wounded on Tuesday when a suspected World War II-era bomb exploded in Nagaland's commercial city Dimapur, police said.
According to a Dimapur Police tweet, the blast occurred at Zeliang Colony in Burma Camp area when the scrap collector was pounding the bomb with a hammer to dismantle it. "The accidental blast left one dead and four injured," the tweet said.
The bomb is suspected to be of World War II vintage. All the four injured persons, including a woman, were immediately shifted to a government hospital. Police are probing the incident.
INSURGENT KILLED: A cadre of NSCN (K-NK) was killed and another apprehended by security forces in Nagaland, Army sources said.
Defence PRO Lt Col Harsh Wardhan Pande said that militants belonging to National Socialist Council of Nagaland (K-NK faction) fired upon the security forces during an operation at Baimho village in central Nagaland's Zunheboto district late on Wednesday. (IANS)