Gun battle between security forces and militants in Nagaland

Assam Rifles sources said no casualties have been reported yet.

india Updated: Jun 26, 2017 11:19 IST
Press Trust of India
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Press Trust of India, Kohima
The operation was launched by security forces on Tuesday after they received inputs on movement of armed underground cadres.(Reuters file)

A gun battle took place between security forces and some militants in Mon district of Nagaland but no casualty was reported, Assam Rifles sources said on Wednesday.

Based on input regarding movement of armed underground cadres in Shenga Tangten area near Aboi in Mon district, an operation was launched by security forces on Tuesday, said PRO of Inspector General Assam Rifles (North).

At about 9:30 pm, the security forces observed movement of few armed cadres approaching from Totak Chingnyu and on being challenged the armed militants fired upon the security forces, the PRO said.

The security forces also retaliated but the underground cadres reportedly fled into the jungle taking advantage of the darkness, the sources said, adding that no casualty was reported.

Search operations were conducted to trace the cadres but was called off this morning, the PRO added.

First Published: Jun 21, 2017 16:43 IST