India: 3 indian soldiers killed by National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) rebels in ambush in Arunachal Pradesh
Three Indian soldiers were killed and four wounded in an attack by suspected separatist militants in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday, military and police officials said.
The soldiers died when suspected rebels of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) opened fire on a military convoy traveling in the remote Tirap district, said a senior military official, who declined to be named.
India’s mountainous northeast is home to dozens of ethnic groups, many of whom are campaigning for greater autonomy, statehood or even secession.
But attacks on the Indian military are rare in the area, intelligence sources told Reuters.