Two NSCN-IM cadres killed, three injured in factional clash

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Kohima, Jul 30 (UNI) At least two NSCN-IM cadres were killed and three others injured in separate incidents of inter-factional clashes between rival outfits of the NSCN in Dimapur.

Official sources said here today that suspected NSCN (K) cadres shot dead one NSCN-IM ultra near the Clock Tower junction at the Holy Cross Road yesterday.

The NSCN(K) cadres also fired several rounds in the busy locality area and the people ran helter-skelter after hearing the gunshots.

In a separate incident last evening, suspected NSCN (K) cadres opened fire in a house at Sugar Mill Colony in Rotomi village and killed one NSCN-IM cadre.

In the shootout, another NSCN(K) cadre, the owner of the house and his wife were also injured by gunshots, but they are reportedly out of danger now.

In yet another incident, the rival factions of the NSCN engaged in a fierce gun battle at Ghokuto village, a few kms from the NSCN(K)'s proposed designated camp at Khehoi.

However, no casualty was reported in the incident so far and on receiving information, Indian Reserve Battalion personnel rushed to the spot.

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