Two militants killed in separate encounters in Manipur
Last Updated: Thursday, July 30, 2009, 18:06
Imphal: Two unidentified militants were killed in separate encounters with police commandos in two districts of Manipur on Thursday, official sources said.

Commandos attached to Thoubal police station in interior Thoubal district, searched Yairipok Changamtabi area following reports of movement of armed militants at around 12 noon.

As they stepped up the operation, they were fired upon by the militants, sources said adding that in the ensuing encounter one militant was killed and one 9mm pistol along with four live rounds was recovered from the spot.

In another encounter at Langthabal area in Imphal west district at around 12.35 pm, another unidentified militant was killed by commandos attached to Imphal police station, sources said.

They said one .38 pistol along with two live rounds was recovered from the spot. Both the bodies have been sent to Regional Institute of Medical Science and Hospital here for post mortem.

Over 300 persons have been killed in militancy-related crimes in Manipur this year.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, July 30, 2009, 18:06

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