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Five militants of banned People’s Liberation Army killed by NSCN-IM in Manipur

The militants were killed during a gunbattle against NSCN-IM members.

india Updated: Sep 12, 2017 19:39 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Imphal
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Militants are active in Manipur and incidents of encounter between groups as well with security forces occur at routine intervals. (Reuters/Representative image)

Five militants of the banned People’s Liberation Army (PLA) were killed in an exchange of fire between NSCN-IM and PLA at Makan in Manipur’s Kamjong district on Tuesday, police said.

The incident took place at about 5.30 am near the Indo-Myanmar international border, 53 km away from Kasom Khullen police station, they said.

Details are awaited.

First Published: Sep 12, 2017 16:17 IST