ITANAGAR, Jan 9 � Three persons were injured and a house was gutted during a turf war between two factions of the NSCN at Chasa village in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh, official sources said today.
The three persons were injured, including one suffering grievous bullet injury in his stomach, in the gun battle between cadres of NSCN (IM) and NSCN (K) yesterday, the sources said, adding a house was also gutted in the gun fire.
Security forces including Army�s 14th Rajput Regiment from Longding, a company of 19 Assam Rifles, CRPF and local police reached the village to contain the situation.
The guns fell silent with the cadres retreating after learning about the approaching security personnel, who rescued the injured persons, the sources said, adding the seriously injured person was evacuated to Dibrugarh for treatment.
The district headquarters town of Khonsa had witnessed intermittent gun battles between the two factions that had claimed two lives in January last year.
A major training camp of the NSCN(K) and ULFA in Namchik Reserve Forest near Panchum under Kharsang circle of Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh was destroyed by the security forces on December 23 last while a major training camp of the NSCN(IM) was destroyed at Longbo village, camouflaged deep inside jungle in Tirap district on December 18 last.
The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act is in force both in Tirap and Changlang districts. � PTI