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Jamir escapes bid on life in Nagaland

india Updated: Nov 25, 2007 03:20 IST

Goa Governor SC Jamir escaped unhurt when unidentified gunmen ambushed his convoy by triggering remote-controlled explosive devices and fired at it near his home town Mokokchung, about 160-km from Kohima on Saturday.

The gunmen triggered at least six remote-controlled improvised explosive devices while Jamir was on his way from Mokokchung to Dimapur via Assam at a place between Mokokchung town and Changki village around 6.30 am and opened fire, the police said.

The personal securitymen escorting Jamir retaliated and a securityman was injured in the exchange of fire.

Three unexploded IEDs were recovered from the spot.

This is the fourth time Jamir escaped an attempt on his life since 1993 when the Naga strongman was seriously wounded in an attack at Nagaland House in New Delhi.

Another abortive attempt on his life was made in Kohima town in 1995. In 1999, he escaped an ambush carried out at a place 30 km from Kohima. The NSCN-IM had declared Jamir as "anti-people and anti-national."