Two jawans killed in Manipur
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 13:02
Imphal: Two jawans of Assam Rifles were killed when insurgents ambushed them at a border village in Manipur's Churachandpur district bordering Myanmar, official reports said Tuesday.

Reports said the personnel of 39th battalion were patrolling the border village of Zoukhonuam, close to border pillar number 46 yesterday when the insurgents attacked them.

In the ensuing encounter, the jawans were killed, reports said adding that although the encounter lasted for more than hal-an-hour, the para-military forces were able to repulse the insurgents who wanted to infiltrate the state for disturbing the forthcoming assembly polls in Manipur on January 28.

Sources said security personnel posted at Indo-Myanmar border areas have been alerted to prevent entry of any militants into Manipur so that the polls could be held without fear and favour.


First Published: Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 13:02

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