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News of the country | Five injured in pre-poll violence in Nagaland: Police

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News of the country |  Five injured in pre-poll violence in Nagaland: Police

Kohima, Feb 19: At least five people were injured and several vehicles damaged in pre-poll violence in Nagaland. The police gave this information on Sunday.

National People's Party (NPP) and LJP supporters clashed on Sunday afternoon at Thonoknew assembly seat in Noklak district.

A police official said that four people were slightly injured in stone-pelting between supporters of both the sides. The situation was brought under control following the deployment of the state police, the Indian Reserve Battalion and the Border Security Force (BSF), he said.

In another incident, unidentified persons pelted stones at the convoy of NPP state president Andrew Ahto Sema, injuring one person and damaging five vehicles, he said.

Unidentified persons opened fire near the residence of NDPP candidate from Dimapur II assembly seat in Indisen village in Dimapur on Saturday night, he said.

A member of Indesien Youth Organization claimed that supporters of Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) came in 6-7 vehicles and shouted slogans and threw empty bottles at the house of the nominee and fired shots in the air.

Police said that two vehicles of LJP supporters have been seized.

Voting for the Nagaland Assembly elections will be held on February 27 and the counting of votes will take place on March 2.

(This is an unedited and auto-generated story from a syndicated news feed, likely not the latest staff changes or edits)

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