Incident Reports

Armed group, police exchange firing at Taplejung


Province 1, Taplejung, Phaktanglung, Ward 4

The police and armed groups exchanged firing at Taplejung on Tuesday. The firing took place at Ikhawu VDC that lies at a walking distance of one-and-a-half day from the district headquarters Fungling. According to DSP Shantiraj Koirala, the armed group first pulled the trigger at security personnel at around 3:30 pm today while the police was in the area to search the assailants. The police nabbed one 35-year-old Kumar Limbu along with a rifle during the confrontation. The armed group belongs to Kirat Mulbasi Swotantra Limbuwan group.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons Small arms
Primary Cause State vs non-state armed group
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation Limbhuvan/Khombuwan Armed Groups
Actor 2 - Youth na
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