Sources said security personnel patrolling Toubungkhok area under Lamphel police station asked a suspect to stop for frisking late last night.
As the security men approached him, the militant hurled a grenade which failed to explode and in the ensuing encounter, the militant was killed, sources said adding that a grenade, a 9 mm pistol and some rounds of ammunitions were recovered from his possession.
The body has been sent to Regional Institute of Medical Science and Hospital here for post mortem and identification, sources said.
Imphal: An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with a combined team of police commandos and personnel of 18th Sikh Regiment of the Army in Manipur's Imphal West district, official sources said on Wednesday.
First Published: Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 10:57