Nagaland encounter: Three terrorists were killed and one Territorial Army officer lost his life during an encounter in Mon district in Nagaland, according to ANI report. It has been learned that one civilian was killed and three jawans were injured during the exchange of fire, the report says. The operation is going, the report says. Further details awaited.
A few days ago, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had termed religious radicalisation as a serious security threat and said if not checked in time, it could lead to terrorism. The Home Minister had made the remark while reviewing the security situation in the Northeast with chief secretaries and DGPs of the states of the region. Singh had asked the top officers to launch a sustained campaign against arms smugglers.
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3 terrorists neutralised in encounter in Nagaland’s Mon dist. Territorial Army Officer martyred & 3 soldiers injured;1 civilian also killed pic.twitter.com/hPtTB9ccbD
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“If we talk about future security threats, radicalisation has come as a huge security challenge. Radicalisation is a transnational phenomenon. If we can’t check it, it will turn into terrorism,” Singh said at the meeting which was also attended by National Security Adviser Ajit Doval. Underlining that the Northeast was vulnerable to attempts of radicalisation, Singh said that it was essential to identify those behind it, as per PTI report.
Home ministry Ashok Prasad had said there have been attempts by Bangladesh-based terror outfits like Jamiat-ul-Muajhideen to radicalise youths in the bordering districts “There are spillover effects of radicalisation in Bangladesh (in India),” he said. Regarding the possibility of Middle East terror group ISIS having links with youth in India’s Northeast, Prasad said so far no such information has come to the notice of government agencies. “There is no information of ISIS having direct links in the Northeast. But once upon a time the al Qaida had said that Assam was on their agenda,” he was quoted as saying by PTI.