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ZUF cadre killed, another hurt in fresh face-off with NSCN (IM)

IMPHAL, November 26: At least one cadre of the Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) was killed in yet another fierce gun battle with the NSCN-IM this afternoon, at a spot near Noney under Tamenglong district.

Sources said that the encounter took place at around 12.30 pm at Haochongpung, which lies between Lukhambi and Nagaching, under Tamenglong Police station and about 45 km on the south east.

Around 20 cadres of ZUF were camping at the area when they were reportedly ambushed by over 30 well-armed NSCN-IM cadres. The exchange lasted for over an hour during which the cadre of ZUF was killed.

The deceased cadre has been identified as Milepou Gangmei, 16, son of Champoulung Gangmei of Namhainamchi.

Meanwhile, police sources said that another cadre of ZUF was also injured in the gun fight, sustaining a bullet injury in his abdomen.

Police has evacuated the injured to Imphal for medical attention, sources said.                                                        

This is the second gun fight between the two rival Naga outfits this month. The last clash took place on November 13 at Chalok part II in Tamenglong wherein three cadres of the ZUF were killed.

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