Rebels deny Indian army claims

NEW DELHI: The Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K), which is the primary target of the ongoing crackdown by the Indian army, has refuted the claim that scores of its cadres had been killed in a raid on two camps on Tuesday, reports said on Wednesday.

The group was quoted as saying that areas shown in the TV footage were non-existent. Besides, the areas which were full of coconut trees were not consistent with the terrain of the border region. The NSCN-K camps have no well-maintained footpaths or garden.

There were no NSCN-K camps in areas claimed by the Indian army, the rebels were quoted as saying.

The NSCN-K rebels are believed to be behind the ambush in the state that killed 20 soldiers.

Published in Dawn