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  • Updated: December 05, 2021

Army Opens Fire On Civilians Killing 13 In India, See Why

At least 13 persons have been killed as the Indian Army opened fire on civilians in Nagaland State which borders Myanmar on Saturday. It was claimed that the soldiers thought the villagers were militants.

The army claimed in a statement that: “The incident is deeply regretted. The cause of the loss of lives is being investigated under the course of law."

The incident took place during a counterinsurgency operation conducted by the Indian security forces, as the soldiers began firing at a truck carrying coal-mine labourers, they mistook the miners to be rebels and fired at them.

After the incident, citizens angered by their action stormed the military base and burned their vehicles. The Indian Army have however,  retaliated and began a second attack.

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