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Two militants, four Myanmarese nationals held in Manipur

india Updated: Jul 17, 2011 14:09 IST

Two militants and four Myanmarese nationals have been arrested in separate incidents in Manipur Friday, official sources said.

Sources said a cadre of banned People's Liberation Army (PLA) identified as M Ibomcha (22) was arrested along with a 9 mm pistol with a magazine and some rounds of ammunition during a search operation at Serou Lamkhai in interior Thoubal district by a combined team of police commandos and 27th Assam Rifles battalion personnel on Friday.

In another incident, commandos attached to Imphal West district police station during a search operation arrested an insurgent of United National Liberation Front (UNLF) identified as Ton Meitei (22) from Naoremthong area Imphal Friday evening, sources said.

In yet another incident, Assam Rifles personnel arrested four Myanmarese nationals while checking passenger buses at Sita junction area in Manipur's interior Chandel district bordering with Myanmar on Friday, sources said.

The four foreigners were identified as Md Sohiab (24), Md Yunus (24), Md Fauque (25) and Abdul Wahab (25), sources said adding that they were from Kotaw, Membu, Suigong and Tatan areas in upper Myanmar.

The four were arrested for not having valid travel documents, and were handed over to nearby Tengnoupal police station, sources said.