Rijiju condemns killing of 8 security personnel in Nagaland

Rijiju condemns killing of 8 security personnel in Nagaland

Condemning the killing of eight security personnel in a militant attack in Nagaland, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju today said the violation of the ceasefire agreement by NSCN will affect the peace process in the region.

The government has taken serious note of the killings of seven Assam Rifles personnel and one Territorial Army jawan and the security forces will react accordingly, Minister of State for Home Rijiju said.

"The killing of eight Assam Rifles and paramilitary forces personnel is very unfortunate. I condemn the incident. With such incidents the peace process in the region will be affected," he told reporters on the sidelines of an event to celebrate Buddh Poornima.

He said the government has appealed to NSCN and talks are on with them for bringing peace in the region and hoped such a dialogue yields good results.

"NSCN is doing ceasefire abrogation which is not good. We want that peace prevails in the region and good results should come out of the peace dialogue currently on there.

"We take serious note of the incident from the security point of view. The security forces will react accordingly," he said.

Seven Assam Rifles personnel and one Territorial Army jawan lost their lives as they were fired upon by underground militants when they had gone to Changlansu in Mon district with water tankers to fetch water yesterday.

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