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India-Myanmar border: Army conducts 'Surgical strike' against Naga insurgents

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 September 2017, 16:04 IST
Surgical strike

The Indian Army has conducted a 'Surgical strike' on 27th September on the insurgent group National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) (K) along the India-Myanmar border.

"Own troops reacted swiftly and brought down heavy retaliatory fire on the insurgents," said an Army statement.

The attack was carried out exactly a year after India carried out a surgical strike against terror camps along the India-Pakistan border.

"In the early morning hours of 27 Sept, a column of Indian Army while operating along Indo-Myanmar border was fired upon by unidentified insurgents. Own troops reacted swiftly and brought down heavy retaliatory fire on insurgents. The insurgents then broke contact and fled from the spot. As per inputs, a large number of casualties were suffered by the insurgents. Own troops suffered no casualties during the firefight," the Eastern Command of the Indian Army said in a statement.

-Further deatis awaited.

First published: 27 September 2017, 15:24 IST
 
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