Indian Troops in Firefight with Naga Rebels in Myanmar Border

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New Delhi (Reuters): Indian troops exchanged gunfire on Wednesday with separatist guerrillas in a remote northeastern region bordering Myanmar, killing or wounding several of the insurgents, army officials said.

The army was carrying out an operation against the separatist group, which is believed to have 2,000 guerrillas battling for an independent Greater Nagaland state carved out of India.

An army patrol retaliated swiftly upon coming under heavy fire from the rebels, the Indian Army’s eastern command, headquartered in the city of Kolkata, said in a statement.

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