7 NSCN(K) cadres killed at Pangsha

By Our Staff Reporter

Guwahati, Aug 28: In a major operation, security forces killed seven NSCN(K) cadres at Pangsha in Tuensang district of galand. The slain cadres included a woman.

"A patrol of security forces was carrying out routine domition of the border area along the Pangsha town when they spotted a motorcycle, a gypsy and a Bolero vehicle. When the security forces asked the motorcyclist to halt for checking, there was intense firing from the gypsy and Bolero vehicles which were following behind," Defence spokesman Lt Col Suneet Newton said.

The security forces retaliated, killing seven militants. Three over-ground workers were also injured.

A large quantity of arms and ammunition has been recovered from the slain cadres. A soldier was also injured in the firing by NSCN(K) cadres. The cadres were from the NSCN(K) camp located at Ponyu village inside Myanmar and belong to the group headed by self-styled 'lieutent general' Niki Sumi. There have been regular inputs of movement of NSCN(K) cadres from camps located inside Myanmar to the border villages of India for collection of extortion money sent from Dimapur, Kohima etc, illegal taxation from villagers, purchase of ration and other daily necessities.

The Free Movement Regime between India and Myanmar has abetted the trans-border movement of the NSCN(K), Ulfa and NDFB(S) cadres.

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