Nagaland encounter: Army officer dead, three rebels killed

Nagaland encounter: Lappa in Mon district, the place where the incident took place, is about 350 km east of Nagaland, with Col Konwer saying it would be 20 to 25 km from the Myanmar border as the crow flies.

Written by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati | Updated: June 7, 2017 5:20 pm
Nagaland encounter, Nagaland terror attack Nagaland encounter: Major David Manlun, who had lost his life fighting the militants, originally hails from Manipur, with Lt Col Konwer saying his family had now settled in Shillong. (Source: Google Maps)

An Army officer and three militants said to be of a combined group of NSCN(K) and ULFA(I) were killed in an encounter that took place late Tuesday evening in Mon district in Nagaland bordering Myanmar, official sources said. The body of the officer – Major David Manlun of the 164 Brigade of the Territorial Army – is being flown out to be sent to his family in Shillong.

“The incident took place when a team of jawans led by Major David Manlun had gone to Lappa, a remote area close to the Myanmar border with specific information about the presence of a group of NSCN(K) and ULFA(I) terrorists there. While the operation had begun, the terrorists lobbed a grenade and fired at the army, leading to the death of the Major. The identity of three terrorists who were eliminated in the process is yet to be ascertained,” Colonel Chiranjeet Konwer, Kohima-based Defence PRO told The Indian Express over the telephone Wednesday morning. The operation also led to recovery of one AK-56 and two Chinese-make AK rifles, two grenades, three IEDs and 270 live rounds of AK-series ammunition, Colonel Konwer said.

Lappa in Mon district, the place where the incident took place, is about 350 km east of Nagaland, with Colonel Konwer saying it would be 20 to 25 km from the Myanmar border as the crow flies. “Mon district is known for the presence and movement of NSCN(K) and ULFA(I) militants,” he added.

One civilian was also killed during the exchange of fire between the Army and the militants, with Colonel Konwer saying the identity of the person was yet to be ascertained.

Major David Manlun, who had lost his life fighting the militants, originally hails from Manipur, with Colonel Konwer saying his family had now settled in Shillong. “The body is being flown to Shillong after the necessary formalities,” the PRO said.

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    jogesh saikia
    Jun 8, 2017 at 9:04 am
    Nice
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      Kamal Pasha
      Jun 7, 2017 at 4:34 pm
      Nagaland do not like India, Kashmir do not like India, Kerala do not like India, am do not like India, Tamil Nadu do not like India, but Modiji Gujratis likes you very very much because they are minting billions due to your ASHIWAD.
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        Raj Ghosh
        Jun 8, 2017 at 1:07 pm
        You are an jokes buddy, we Indians s your opinion
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        alok
        Jun 7, 2017 at 4:04 pm
        feku bhaktards stop barking feku has cheated and d on u r back he has already signed naga peace accord giving separate pa-s-s port and flag to nagaland he has bent in front of nagas
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          Bhadra
          Jun 7, 2017 at 3:05 pm
          Seems like the writter have a soft corner for the terrorist and less respect for the patriotic.Editor in charge should check before posting.
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            Pratik Parekh
            Jun 7, 2017 at 2:26 pm
            I guess using word rebels for terrorists is unjustifiable. Since there is good difference between rebels and terrorists. Rebels act in good of people and against the odd or bad of government whereas terrorist act against all good and never like to work in favor of good of people and country. So one should be careful before using words to describe any article.
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              Bhadra
              Jun 7, 2017 at 3:06 pm
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                Keja
                Jun 8, 2017 at 7:48 am
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                vhgk
                Jun 7, 2017 at 1:54 pm
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                  arun
                  Jun 7, 2017 at 1:50 pm
                  Army officer martyred and not dead. Writing this for the 5th time
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                    Pratik Parekh
                    Jun 7, 2017 at 2:27 pm
                    Seems the writer does not understand the meaning of the words and what words should be used when, That is such a shame.
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                    CP Nair
                    Jun 7, 2017 at 12:54 pm
                    Lappa, Mon district is in Nagaland; so how does it become 350 km east of Nagaland? And there is no brigade of the territorial Army in India!
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                      Indian First
                      Jun 7, 2017 at 2:13 pm
                      All half cooked news only is posted here Sir. And Soldiers attain martyrdom as commented by Arun. IE is becoming hopeless trash paper Sir.
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                        thistooshallpass
                        Jun 7, 2017 at 3:43 pm
                        It is 350 kms from Dimapur by road. Give the write some credit as he cannot geographically check everything even though it would be ideal.
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