An Indian soldier stands guard on a highway on the outskirts of Kohima, Nagaland state, following protests by villagers after civilians were mistakenly killed by troops. Photo: AP
An Indian soldier stands guard on a highway on the outskirts of Kohima, Nagaland state, following protests by villagers after civilians were mistakenly killed by troops. Photo: AP
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Indian villagers protest, set fire to army vehicles after troops mistakenly kill 14 civilians

  • Nagaland state’s top elected official Neiphiu Rio ordered an investigation probe into the killings after Indian forces mistook a group of labourers for militants
  • Locals in Nagaland have frequently accused forces of wrongly targeting innocent locals in their counter-insurgency operations against rebel groups

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An Indian soldier stands guard on a highway on the outskirts of Kohima, Nagaland state, following protests by villagers after civilians were mistakenly killed by troops. Photo: AP
An Indian soldier stands guard on a highway on the outskirts of Kohima, Nagaland state, following protests by villagers after civilians were mistakenly killed by troops. Photo: AP
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