Civilians, soldier among 14 killed in firing incident in Nagaland’s Mon; CM announces probe.

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On Saturday night, fourteen people were killed in a shooting incident in Oting, Nagaland’s Mon district, including a soldier. CM Neiphiu Rio has called for calm and ordered an investigation into the incident.
Fourteen people were killed in a shooting incident between Oting and Tiru villages in Nagaland’s Mon district on Saturday evening, according to Superintendent of Police Imnalensa.
According to an official, a group of daily-wage workers from Oting village returned home from a coal mine in a pick-up van when security forces allegedly opened fire on them. According to local sources, volunteers went looking for them after they hadn’t returned for several hours and discovered their bodies in the van.
In a fit of rage, the residents allegedly set fire to two vehicles belonging to the security forces.
According to the official, the situation is now under control, and police are conducting spot checks.
Official statement
According to an official statement from the Assam Rifles, a specific operation in the area has been planned “based on credible intelligence of likely insurgent movement.”
“The incident and its consequences are deeply regretted. The cause of the tragic loss of life is being investigated at the highest level, and appropriate action will be taken in accordance with the law “the statement continued.
According to the Assam Rifles, one soldier died, and several others were severely injured.
According to a police official, the operation was carried out based on information about militants’ movements from the Yung Aung faction of the proscribed outfit NSCN (K), which is based in Myanmar. Mon has a porous international border with Myanmar, according to the police officer.
Nagaland’s CM declares probe.
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio condemned the incident, saying it was “highly condemnable” and that a “high-level” special investigation team would look into it to ensure “justice is delivered.” He appealed to all segments of society for peace.
The chief minister, who was in Delhi for a meeting with defense minister Rajnath Singh, has returned to Kohima to convene an emergency meeting to discuss the incident.

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