Guwahati, Dec 5(Agencies): At least 13 people, all coal miners, and a soldier were killed and 11 injured in an unfortunate incident of "mistaken identity" in Mon District of Nagaland, sources said on Sunday.
The leaders of various Naga organisations, including Konyak Hoho, claimed that 13 civilians were killed when the security forces fired on them due to "mistaken identity" and two more were reported missing after the Saturday evening incident on the Tiru-Oting road.
According to the Naga organisation leaders, who refused to be identified, 11 other civilians were injured.
The incident took place when the victims, who were daily wagers, were returning home from a coal mine in a pick-up van.
Villagers said that the security personnel was believed to have mistaken the victims as members of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang-Yung Aung) and fired on them.