When Indian forces unleashed indiscriminate fire in the remote northeastern state of Nagaland, at least 14 tribal civilians and one security personnel were “mistakenly” murdered, according to TRT WORLD.
According to an Indian federal defence ministry official located in New Delhi on Sunday, at least a dozen civilians and several members of the security forces were hurt in the incident.
According to a senior police official located in Nagaland, the incident occurred in and around Oting village in Mon district, which borders Myanmar, during a counterinsurgency operation carried out by members of the Assam Rifles, who are part of Indian security forces deployed in the state.
When a truck carrying 30 or more coal-mine labourers passed through the Assam Rifles camp area, the shooting began.
“The troopers got had inputs about some militant movement in the region, and when they saw the vehicle, they mistaken the miners for rebels and opened fire, killing six labourers,” a senior police official told Reuters, seeking anonymity because he is not authorised to speak to journalists.
“Hundreds of tribal people surrounded the camp after hearing about the shooting in the hamlet. They set fire to Assam Rifles trucks and used crude weapons to fight troops “He expressed himself.
Assam Rifles members retaliated, killing eight more civilians and a security personnel in the second attack, according to the official.