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Heavy exchange of fire in Manipur

Two militant factions exchanged heavy gunfire at an interior hill village in Manipur`s Tamenglong district but there was no casualty, official reports said today.



Imphal: Two militant factions exchanged
heavy gunfire at an interior hill village in Manipur`s
Tamenglong district but there was no casualty, official
reports said today.

There was a gunfight between two Naga militant outfits
NSCN-IM and Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) at Guitang Tinkao
village yesterday and the exchange of fire lasted for several
hours.

Reports said villagers fled to safer places during the
gunfight.

Security personnel reached the spot this morning for
further investigation, reports said.

ZUF did not want NSCN-IM men to operate in their (ZUF)
area while NSCN-IM was once active in all Naga-settled area in
Manipur.

Tamenglong district is mainly inhabited by Nagas of
different communities.

On October 7, there was a heavy exchange of fire
between NSCN-IM and ZUF militants during which five NSCN-IM
men and a civilian driver were killed and over five others
injured.

PTI

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