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Militant killed in encounter in Manipur

india Updated: Oct 20, 2008 16:13 IST
Militant killed in encounter in Manipur

An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with a combined team of police commandos and Assam Rifles personnel on Monday in Manipur's Thoubal district, official sources said.

Sources said the security personnel raided Thoubal Khunou area, about 30 Kms south-east in Imphal, after receiving reports that some militants were roaming there.

As they stepped up operation, two militants opened fire at the security personnel. In the ensuing encounter a militant was killed while the other escaped, the sources said.

One 9 mm pistol with some rounds of ammunition was recovered from the spot.

Over 300 persons, including civilians were so far killed in militancy-related incidents in Manipur this year.