Two villagers ‘mistakenly’ shot at by Army in Arunachal’s Tirap

Two civilians were “mistakenly” shot at by the Army in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh, Army sources said on Saturday. The incident happened at Chasa village on Friday evening when the two villagers, identified as Nokphya Wangdan (28) and Ramwang Wangsu (23), were returning home after fishing in a river, local sources said. The incident comes months after 14 people were shot dead by the Army in a botched anti-militancy operation in neighbouring Nagaland’s Mon district, around 150 km from Tirap. The incident, which happened on December 4-5, had triggered widespread protests, demanding the withdrawal of AFSPA.

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