At least five militants were killed in a fierce encounter with Assam Rifles personnel in Manipur's Chandel district, according to first official reports in Imphal today.
Reports said heavy exchange of fire between unknown militants and Assam Rifles personnel of 21st battalion took place at Khambithel area last night in interior hill district of Chandel which borders Myanmar.
Five militants were killed, reports said adding that the incident occurred when the para-military forces were patrolling the area.
The identities of the militants were unknown, reports said.
Extra police from the district headquarters of Chandel town have rushed to the spot. The police sources said it would take time to get details because the area was located in an interior hill area.