Kohima: Two NSCN-K militants were killed and one other was injured in an encounter with security forces at Avangkhu in Phek district of Nagaland, a defence release said on Thursday.
A patrol of security forces was fired upon by the NSCN (K)
militants and in the retaliatory fire two cadres were killed and one was injured last night, the release said.
The security forces had gone to the area on reports of forced recruitment of school boys and kidnappings from Avangkhu and Pokhungri villages by the militants.
Both the militants were in uniform of the outfit and in possession of rifles including one AK-47. A large quantity of ammunition was also recovered from them.
The operation was carried out in support of the local people who were being compelled by NSCN(K) to join their outfit, the release said.