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Army operating base attacked, NSCN(K) hand suspected

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

Suspected militants attacked a Company Operating Base (COB) of the Army at Niausa in early today, an Army official said.

No casualty or damage to property was reported in the attack, which police sources said was likely to have been carried out by NSCN(K) insurgents.

A group of men fired 5-10 rounds from "ineffective" small firearms and lobbed a Lathode grenade at the at Niausa in Longding district at around 1.15 AM, Kohima based Defence spokesman Col Chiranjeet Konwer told PTI.

The sentries retaliated and the attackers fled, Konwer said.

"There was no human casualty or damage to properties of the The retaliatory fire had to be controlled keeping in mind the safety of the villagers in the vicinity," the spokesman said.

Operations are being launched against the attackers, he said.

Police sources from Longding said the National Socialist Council of (Khaplang), which is active in the district, was behind the attack.

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First Published: Tue, October 10 2017. 14:32 IST