A militant has been killed in an encounter with police commandos attached to Imphal West district of Manipur, police said today.
Following a tip-off, the commandos stepped up frisking at a place between Ningombam and Mongsangei village
in Imphal West district at around 9 pm.
During the frisking of passers-by, some persons moving in a suspicious manner were asked to stop for checking, the
When challenged, the militants fired at the security men.
In the exchange of fire, an unidentified militant was killed while several others escaped under cover of darkness,
the police said.
One 9mm pistol, some live rounds and a grenade were recovered from the possession of the deceased.
The body has been sent to Regional Institute of Medical Collelge and Hospital here for post mortem.
At least 42 suspected militants have so far been killed in different militancy-related incidents in Manipur this year,