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Four militants killed in Manipur encounters

Four militants were killed in separate encounters with security personnel in Chandel, Thoubal and Imphal West district of Manipur, official sources said on Monday.

india Updated: Feb 09, 2009 15:04 IST

Four militants were killed in separate encounters with security personnel in Chandel, Thoubal and Imphal West district of Manipur, official sources said on Monday.

Police commandos, attached to Imphal West district police and personnel of 12th Maratha light infantry exchanged fire with some militants last night at Ngairangbam Awang Khunou area.

In the encounter, two militants were killed, the sources said.

Two 9mm pistols, some rounds of ammunition and one motor cycle were recovered from the spot, about 25 km from Imphal.

In another incident, Assam Rifles personnel of 20th battalion gunned down a militant at Unapal area in Thoubal district last evening, the sources said adding that one 9mm pistol with five rounds of ammunition was recovered from the spot.

Assam Rifles personnel of 29th battalion shot dead a militant during an encounter at Samukom area in Chandel district last evening, the sources said.

One M16 rifle with 10 live rounds was recovered.

Sixty persons were killed in militancy-related crime in Manipur this year.