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1 killed, 3 injured in gunfight between village volunteers in Manipur

Imphal, April 28: One person was killed and three others injured in a gunfight between village volunteers of two warring communities in ethnic strife-torn Manipur's Kangpokpi district on Sunday, police said. Dozens of gunmen had attacked Koutruk in Imphal West district on Sunday morning from elevated hilltops of neighbouring Kangpokpi district prompting village volunteers deployed in the fringe village to retaliate, the police said. Exchange of fire gradually spread to adjacent villages of Kadangband and Senjam Chirang, they said. Koutruk village has been witness to intense gunfights between village volunteers...
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1 killed in gunfight in Manipur

Imphal, January 30: At least one village volunteer was killed and another injured after their camp came under attack from unidentified gunmen in Manipur’s Kangpokpi district on Tuesday, police said. The incident took place at the camp situated near Kadangband village in Lamshang area in adjoining Imphal West district. “After the unknown gunmen launched the attack, the village volunteers retaliated, resulting in a gunfight in which one village volunteer was killed and another was injured. “Following the retaliation, the attackers retreated, regrouped and attacked again. The gunfight is underway,” a...
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1 village volunteer killed, 2 injured in gunfight in Manipur’s Kangpokpi district

IMPHAL, JANUARY 27: One village volunteer was killed and two others were injured during a gunfight between two armed groups in Manipur's Kangpokpi district on Saturday morning, police said. The gunfight broke out after armed miscreants entered the vicinity of the hill village of Satang Kuki and launched a gun and bomb attack. The fighting stopped after the attackers retreated following the arrival of additional backup forces at Satang village, they said. The injured has been rushed to a private hospital in Imphal. One of the injured person received splinter...
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13 killed in gunfight between two groups of militants in Manipur village

Imphal, December 4: At least 13 people were killed in a gun-battle between two groups of militants in Manipur's Tengnoupal district on Monday, officials said. The incident took place at Leithu village on Monday afternoon, they said. "A group of militants on their way to Myanmar were ambushed by another group of insurgents dominant in the area," an official in the hill district said. Security forces reaching the spot found 13 bodies so far, he said, adding their identities were yet to be ascertained but they appeared not to be...
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Village volunteer dies in gunfight in Manipur

Imphal, November 25: A village volunteer was killed in a gunfight with unidentified men in Manipur's Kangpokpi district on Saturday, an official said. The incident took place around 2.30 am, when a group of armed men attacked Joupi in Manipur, leading to a gunfight with local volunteers guarding the hill village, he said. "One person, identified as Khupminthang, was killed in the gun-battle," he said, adding that the armed men retreated soon after launching the attack. Tension prevailed in the village as well as adjoining areas in Bishnupur and Kangpokpi...
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Timber ‘smuggler’ injured in gunfight in Assam; Arunachal outfit claims man shot dead

Dibrugarh, September 21: A heavy exchange of fire took place between suspected timber smugglers and Assam forest personnel inside Dehing-Patkai National Park, an official said on Thursday. One of the suspected smugglers was critically injured in the gunfight, he said. The Assam forest personnel received information that a group of timber smugglers from neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh had entered the national park to cut trees with machines on Monday, and upon hearing the sound of electric wood cutters, a search operation was launched, the official said. The miscreants allegedly opened fire...
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9 more injured in gunfight in strife-torn Manipur

IMPHAL, JUNE 13: Nine more people were injured in a gunfight in Khamenlok area in Imphal East district in strife-torn Manipur as the exchange of fire between militants and village volunteers continued till late on Monday night, police said. Initially, 3 casualties were reported, but the number mounted as the gun-battle continued before both sides withdrew, a police officer said. The village volunteers also burnt a few makeshift bunkers and a watch-tower built by the militants, he said. The area lies along the borders of Meitei-dominated Imphal East district and...
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Manipur: 3 cops injured in gunfight with suspected Kuki militants

Imphal, June 1: Three police personnel were injured in a gunfight with suspected Kuki militants in Manipur's Bishnupur district, officials said on Thursday. The gunfight took place at Tangjeng under the Kumbi police station on Wednesday night, they said. The injured police personnel have been admitted to an Imphal hospital, they added. "Heavy exchange of fire has also been reported from Chanung in Imphal East district. We have not got any casualty report from there yet," a senior official told PTI. Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said here...
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