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Nagaland incident: what exactly is the Home Office doing, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday attacked the Center for the Killing of Civilians during a counterinsurgency operation in Mon district in Nagaland, saying the government must give a “real response” to what the government is doing. Ministry of the Interior when “neither civilians nor security personnel are safe in our own country”.

Nagaland Police said at least 11 civilians were killed by security forces and that they were investigating whether the incident was a case of mistaken identity.

Reacting to the incident, Gandhi tweeted: “This is heartbreaking. The Indian government must give a real response. What exactly does the Home Office do when neither civilians nor security personnel are safe in our own? country ?”

The military on Sunday ordered the opening of a court of inquiry into the killing of civilians and expressed deep regret for the incident.

Army officials said the operation in Mon district on the Myanmar border was carried out on the basis of credible information about likely insurgent movements in the area.

He said the security forces were seriously injured during the operation and one soldier died of his wounds.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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