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Zunheboto: Security forces apprehend NSCN K(NK) cadres, one succumb to crossfire injuries

Zunheboto: Security forces apprehend NSCN K(NK) cadres, one succumb to crossfire injuries

Kohima, September 10 (NEx): The Defence Wing, Government of India through a press release informed that, in a major breakthrough against insurgent groups in Nagaland on the night of September 09, 2020, Security Forces apprehended two active cadres of NSCN K (NK) near Bhaimo village in Zunheboto district of Nagaland.

PRO, Defence Wing (Kohima), stated that, during a search operation, based on specific inputs about movement of armed cadres in Bhaimo village, Zunehoboto, Security Forces column was fired upon by unknown insurgents.

In retaliatory fire, security forces displayed highest degree of professionalism, discipline & cohesion and apprehended two cadres, including one in injured condition, who was immediately evacuated to district hospital by the police, where he succumbed to his injuries, later.

The apprehended persons were later identified as cadres of the proscribed outfit NSCN- K(NK). The troops also recovered one 9mm pistol, two magazines, four fired cartridge cases and 23 live rounds.

Two local men apprehended at the site were later released to their parents in the presence of the police and Gaonbura, it said.

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