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One militant killed in Manipur encounter

india Updated: Jan 21, 2009 17:12 IST

A militant was killed in an encounter with the police in Manipur's Imphal East district on Wednesday, police sources said.

The encounter at Heingang area between a group of armed militants and the police lasted 10 minutes, with one militant being shot dead, the sources said.

The other militants escaped.

The police seized a 9 mm pistol with three rounds from the dead militant, sources said.

The body was sent for post mortem, sources said.

So far 30 persons, including militants, were killed in militancy-related crimes in Manipur this year, the sources added.