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Three killed in Manipur encounter

Last Updated: Monday, January 16, 2012 - 13:00

Imphal: Three insurgents were killed in an
encounter with police commandos in Imphal West district of
Manipur, police said on Monday.

Following reports of movement of some ultras, commandos
rushed to Iroisemba area, about 15 km from here, at around 9
pm last night and saw some youths moving in suspicious manner.

When asked to stop for verification, the youths fired at
them and in the ensuing encounter, three suspected insurgents
were killed.

Their identities were not yet known and bodies sent to
Regional Insitute of Medical Science and Hospital for post

The police recovered from the spot several arms, including
one AK-56 rifle, one M20-pistol and several rounds of
ammunition besides one grenade and improvised explosive

It was not immediately known whether the victims had come
to the area to disturb Congress candidates or workers for the
forthcoming January 28 assembly elections.

Seven major insurgent organisations had `banned` Congress
candidates and workers in the coming elections saying the
party was against the `revolutionary movement` in the state.


First Published: Monday, January 16, 2012 - 13:00

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