Dimapur, September 10: Security forces apprehended two active cadres of NSCN-K (NK) near Bhaimo village, Zunheboto on the night of September 9.
According to a press release issued by PRO Defence, during a search operation, based on specific inputs about move of armed cadres in Bhaimo village, Zunehoboto, Security Forces column was fired upon by unknown insurgents.
In retaliatory fire, 2 cadres were apprehended, including one in injured condition, who was immediately evacuated to district hospital by the police, where he succumbed to his injuries, later.
The apprehended persons were later identified as cadres of the proscribed outfit NSCN- K(NK). The troops also recovered one 9mm pistol, 2 magazines, 4 fired cartridge cases and 23 live rounds.
Two local men apprehended at the site were later released to their parents in the presence of the police and Gao Bura.
Sources said that the cadre who succumbed to the injuries has been identified as Lt Tovi Sumi. (Page News Service)