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NPS officer injured in Sudan

Dimapur, February 19 (MExN): A Naga NPS officer away on foreign deputation as part of a UN peace keeping mission was injured in South Sudan, now in the midst of ethnic violence.  According to delayed information, the officer, Ben Longkumer was injured on the leg when the UN peace keeping unit, of which he was a part, came under gun fire from rebel forces while on patrol.

The incident occurred on February 1. According to the information, received from reliable sources, only two members of the patrol unit survived the attack while 11 others were killed. The NPS officer was one of the two survivors.

State Police Headquarters, when contacted, confirmed the report while stating that other details of the incident are vague. PHQ also could not confirm which part of south Sudan the incident occurred. The Naga police officer, who has been relieved from active duty, has returned to the country and is currently in Delhi en-route Nagaland.

 The injury is said to be not serious in nature and the officer is under recovery. He is expected to reach home on February 20. Before his departure for UN mission, Longkumer was attached to the Governor’s Office in Kohima as a Mobile Security Officer.

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