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Militant killed in encounter in Manipur

An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with Assam Rifles personnel in Manipur’s interior Churachandpur district bordering Myanmar and Mizoram on Wednesday, police said.

india Updated: Apr 08, 2009 13:41 IST

An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with Assam Rifles personnel in Manipur’s interior Churachandpur district bordering Myanmar and Mizoram on Wednesday, police said. Personnel of 3rd Assam Rifles battalion raided Kaprang hill village at around 2 a.m. following reports that some militants were roaming in the area.

The militants fired at the para military forces who also returned the fire, the police said.In the exchange of fire that last about half an hour, an unidentified militant was killed, the police said. One 9 mm pistol with 15 live rounds and a magazine and a grenade were recovered from the spot, the police said.Over 130 persons were so far killed in militancy-related crimes in Manipur this year.