DIMAPUR, Dec 19 (NNN): The festive mood in Dimapur was spoilt today by the sound of gun firing.
The stand-off between the NSCN-Khaplang and the NSCN-Khole/Kitovi groups began since Sunday. On Monday, the blank firing began. It all started after the tussle for opening a designated camp at Naharbari in Dimapur arisen.
The NSCN-Khaplang has been planning to set up a camp at Naharbari but the NSCN faction led by Khole and Kitovi opposes.
The local populace and Naga organisations tried their best whole day today to calm the tension. However, from time to time each group opened blank firing. The gun firing sound was heard till this evening.