Manipur: Two militants arrested, one killed in encounter

Manipur: Two militants arrested, one killed in encounter

IMPHAL, June 12, 2018: One militant was killed while two others were arrested following an encounter between security forces and suspected cadres of United Tribal Liberation Front (P), police said on Monday.

The gun fight occurred near Kuran Madrassa Ahmedabad in Jiribam district late on Monday night, police said adding that two cadres managed to escape.

The deceased has been identified as Khotinthang Hangmi, 40, of Tingpan village, Tipaimukh in Churachandpur district.

One pistol, one M16 rifle and one Chinese-made hand grenade were recovered from the possession of the insurgents. A case has been registered at Jiribam police and the body has been taken to Jiribam morgue.

Security forces belonging to Assam Rifles took part in the encounter and recovered an M16 rifle and one handgun, police said.
TNT News with inputs from PTI
Image Courtesy: Imphal Free Press

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