24 January 2022,   17:58
India Nagaland - security forces kill 13 civilians amid ambush blunder

Indian security forces have killed at least 13 civilians in a botched ambush near the Myanmar border, officials say, writes BBC.

An army patrol mistakenly opened fire on miners returning home after work, killing six. Seven more civilians and an Indian soldier died when angry locals confronted troops.

Home Minister Amit Shah said he was “anguished” and vowed to investigate.

The army has been battling separatist militants in the north-eastern state of Nagaland for years.

But it is not the first time Indian security forces have been accused of wrongly targeting innocent locals in their operations.