At least 13 civilians shot dead by Indian army in case of 'mistaken identity' in Nagaland

12:24 PM | 5 Dec, 2021
At least 13 civilians shot dead by Indian army in case of 'mistaken identity' in Nagaland

NEW DELHI – At least 13 people, all coal miners, were killed by Indian forces in an alleged incident of mistaken identity in northeast remote region of Nagaland, which borders Myanmar, local media reported Saturday.

Following the outcry, the Indian army termed the killing of Nagaland civilians unfortunate, while the state government ordered a special team to probe the tragic incident.

A statement issued by forces said the army 3 corps deployed in the region takes responsibility for the killing of the civilians and assuring appropriate action.

Members representing the Konyak community in the district said all deceased were coal miners who were returning home to Oting village in a pick-up when the Indian armed forces personnel ambushed their vehicle and killed six on the spot.

Seven others died later, at least 11 others are battling injuries while two are still missing, reports quoting union members said. Army officers claimed that the troops opened fire at a truck, killing six people, after receiving intelligence about a movement of insurgents in the area.

Following the incident, angry locals attacked the Indian forces and damaged their vehicles. Security forces also suffered injuries in the incident, including one soldier who succumbed after the attack.

Indian home minister and BJP leader Amit Shah has also expressed condolences over the heinous killing and said the state government would investigate the matter.

Locals in the Indian remote region have frequently accused the Indian armed forces of targeting innocent civilians in their operations against rebels.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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