Nagaland, June 7: A civilian and a Territorial Army officer also lost his life in an encounter near the India-Myanmar border in Nagaland’s Mon district on Wednesday, an official said.
Acting on intelligence inputs, a combined team of Para Commandos and Territorial Army ambushed a group of National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) and the United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) militants.
The militants had sneaked in from Myanmar into Nagaland’s Mon district. Search operations were on to nab the fleeing militants.
Three terrorists were killed in the encounter. While the three jawans have sustained injuries. Police said one of the three soldiers of the 12 Para Commandos of the Army injured in the battle at Lapa Lempong hilltop in Oting village was in critical condition.
One AK 56, 2 Chinese AK, 2 grenades,3 IEDs,270 AK rounds also recovered from the three killed terrorists. Operation still underway.
Nagaland Police chief L.L. Doungel told IANS that Major David Manlum of Territorial Army was killed and three para commandos were injured in the fighting.
The mortal remains of Major David Manlum will be flown to Shillong for last rites.