Fierce encounter in Manipur, 4 militants killed


Imphal: Security forces gunned down four insurgents during a heavy encounter at Tamenglong district in Manipur on Friday. The security forces suffered no casualty.

Sources said that patrolling had been intensified in all trouble-prone areas of the hill district of Tamenglong. There have been frequent encounters between two underground organizations in the district as a part of the turf war. In the latest exchange of fire between two outfits on Tuesday, two insurgents were killed.

On Friday morning, there was a chance encounter at Kapning Ching in the Nungba sub division of the district. In the hour long exchange of fire four insurgents were killed. Sources said that some of the injured cadres have been taken away by other insurgents. Additional forces including police have been rushed there to track down the fleeing insurgents.