Four militants killed in factional fight



Imphal: Four militants were killed in a factional fight between NSCN-IM and Zekiangrong United Front (ZUF) at Gaddai Hills area in Tamenglong district of Manipur, officials said Wednesday.

There was a gunfight between the NSCN-IM and ZUF that lasted several hours yesterday in which two NSCN-IM and two ZUF militants were killed.

Official sources here said Assam Rifles personnel, posted near the Gaddai Hills area, have rushed to the spot.

The two militants outfits have been engaged in frequent gunfights resulting in the death of militants of both the outfits in the past few months.

While ZUF said they would drive out NSCN-IM from Naga-majority Tamenglong district, NSCN-IM said they would remain citing public support, the sources said.

PTI