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North East

Armed men open fire at villages in Manipur

Imphal, June 23: A group of armed men, who sneaked from Yaingangpokpi (YKPI) in Manipur’s Imphal East district and moved towards the hills on Friday afternoon, fired from automatic weapons towards Urangpat and Gwaltabi villages, officials said.
Security forces columns, which were immediately deployed in these “vacant” villages, responded cautiously to avoid any collateral damage.
However, a large group of women in YKPI and Seijang areas were preventing the movement of additional columns into the area, officials added.
This comes a day after two soldiers were injured when unknown gunmen fired at them at North Boljang in Imphal West district around 5 am on Thursday. (PTI)