More than ten NSCN(U) caders were killed at a fierce fighting between NSCM(IM) and its rival NSCN(U) cadres early on Wednesday morning in Dimapur.
According to information, the gun battle was running for nearly six hours took place Seithama area near Dimapur in nagaland.
NSCN (IM) cadres have claimed that they have killed these cadres in the battle and that they seized a huge cache of arms and ammunitions.
Police have yet to ascertain the identity of the dead cadres but NSCN(I-M) claimed that they had killed 10 activists from the rival group. Notably, last month, a factional clash led to the death of 14 cadre of GPRN/NSCN. On the same afternoon angry civilians attacked NSCN(I-M) ceasefire monitoring cell office at Diphupar and set it on fire. Nearly 50 people, including civilians, were killed in and around Dimapur in the stepped up violence by rival NSCN groups in past three months. Both the state government and public had asked underground cadre to vacate civilian populated areas and confine themselves to the respective designated camps.