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Gunbattle reported from border area in Manipur

An unidentified insurgent was killed in heavy exchange of fire at a border village with central para military forces in Manipur.



Imphal: An unidentified insurgent was
killed in heavy exchange of fire at a border village with central para military forces while a number of insurgents attempted to enter Manipur to disrupt the forthcoming January
28 assembly elections, reports from the border said Wednesday.

Reports said the exchange of fire occurred at Nungkor
and Khenjoi villages near Indo-Myanmar border yesterday during
which the insurgent was killed.

One 9mm pistol, several rounds of ammunition and explosive materials of ten kg were recovered from the victim, sources said adding that the insurgent along with others attempted to enter Manipur from across the border.
Insurgents had attempted three times in the past two
weeks to enter the state to disrupt the poll process following
the declaration that the coordination committee of the seven
major insurgent outfits would disturb the Congress candidates
since the latter were against what the insurgents called
`revolutionary movement.`

The coordination committee (CORCOM) of the seven major
outfits oconsisted of United National Liberation Front (UNLF),
Revolutionary People`s Party (RPF), People`s Revolutionary
Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK), PREPAK (progessive), Kangleipak
Communist Party (KCP), United People`s Party of Kangleipak
(UPPK) AND Kanglei Yawol Kann Lup (KYKL) and the CORCOM
`banned` the Congress candidates.

Several grenade and bomb attacks were carried on the
Congress candidates and their supporters at Lamlai, Nagamapal,
Sagolband, Thoubal and many other places yesterday, the
sources said.

Atacks had also taken place at many places in the past
some days particularly in four valley districts of Imphal
east, Imphal west, Thoubal and Bishenpur.

PTI

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