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Militant killed in encounter in Manipur

Last Updated: Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 12:54

Imphal: An unidentified militant was killed
in an encounter with Assam Rifles personnel in interior
Senapati district of Manipur today, official sources said.

The encounter took place when troops of 26th Assam Rifles
battalion, following reports of movement of ultras, were
conducting serch in Patbung and surrounding places under
Senapati police station early this morning.

As they stepped up mopping up operation, they were fired
upon, sources said and in the ensuing encounter, a militant
was killed.

Some arms were recovered from the spot.

Over 450 persons have so far been killed in
militancy-related crimes in Manipur this year.


First Published: Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 12:54
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