Kohima, June 7: Three militants belonging to the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang Faction (NSCN-K) were killed and one Army officer was martyred in an encounter in Nagaland’s Mon district.
Three others were also injured in the firing.
The martyred officer belonged to the Assam Rifles, PTI quoted the defence spokesman as saying. Three Assam Rifles jawans were also injured in the encounter that took place at Lappa in Tizit circle on Tuesday night.
Assam Rifles personnel had raided Lappa at around 11 pm following information that NSCN(K) cadres were moving through that area and an encounter ensued, the spokesman said.
The encounter continued for several hours. Later, bodies of the three militants were found, the spokesman said.