A gunbattle took place between Assam Rifles and banned terrorist outfit NSCN (Khaplang) on Friday after the soldiers allegedly raided some of the villages along the Indo-Myanmar border.
According to the state police, the incident took place at about 4am near Chenmoho in Mon district which shares its eastern border with Myanmar.
“There was heavy exchange of fire between NSCN (Khaplang) cadres and Assam Rifles soldiers. The incident was reported early in the morning. As of now, no casualties have been reported,” Yangba Konyak, superintendent of police, Mon, said.
Sources said senior government officials have reached the spot to take stock of the incident.
National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) is a banned militant outfit which last March abrogated a 14-year-old ceasefire with the central government.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is looking for the chief of NSCN (Khaplang) as well as its military commander in connection with the killing of 18 soldiers by the group on June 4, 2015.
The NIA has announced Rs seven lakh reward for any information leading to the arrest of the outfit’s chairman SS Khaplang and Rs 10 lakh for Niki Sumi, who heads the military wing of the group.