In a major strike against the NSCN-K, the 12 Paras launched an operation at the militant outfit’s camp 3 km inside Myanmar on Wednesday afternoon killing at least five militants.
Sources within the security forces told Northeast Now that the 12 Paras attacked the check post (EW Post) of NSCN-K situated in the vicinity of Shwelo camp of the outfit inside Myanmar. The gunfight continued for half an hour and “at least five NSCN-K militants were killed in the gun battle.”
The 12 Paras used weapons like mortar, automatic grenade launcher and rocket launcher to carry out the strike. The operation lasted for two hours. The 12 Paras started its operation at 2 pm and came back at 4 pm after its successful strike. The area of operation was 3 km inside the BP 151. There was no casualty from the Army.
NSCN-K information secretary Isak Sumi confirmed the incident of attack by Indian Army in his social media post and said, “The Indian Army in huge number crossed Chenmoh village and arrived at the international boundary some kilometers away from the Naga Army forward post and on realisation that their presence has already been detected they resorted to blank firings randomly for several minutes to which the Naga Army responded and prevented any further advance. Casualties could not be ascertained. The incident occurred yesterday around noon.”