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North East

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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43 militants surrender with firearms in Manipur

Imphal, January 7: Forty-three cadres of different militant groups on Saturday surrendered before Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh during a “home coming ceremony” organised by the state Home department here. The militants laid down 19 arms, 17 hand grenades, 5 handheld sets, one Kenwood set, 9 PEK, 5 IED, and 209 ammunition before the CM. The surrendered militants include 13 from valley-based Kangleipak Yawol Kanba Lup (KYKL), five from People’s Liberation Army, 11 from Kangleipak Communist Party (People’s War Group), five from United National Liberation Front (UNLF), five from...
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Encounter between Army, militants in Assam

Guwahati/Tinsukia, November 14: An encounter broke out on Monday between a team of army personnel and unidentified militants in a forest in Assam's Tinsukia district, a defence spokesperson said. The exchange of fire started around 9.20 am in Barpathar when the Army team was patrolling the area, he said. "The army patrol party was out on routine duty when the encounter started. Details are awaited. The operation is still going on," he said. Locals claimed that they heard the sound of at least one major explosion. The Pengeri-Digboi Road has...
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Over 5,000 militants nabbed in Assam since 2011, only 1 convicted

Guwahati, September 25: A total of 5,202 militants have been arrested in the last 12 years from various parts of Assam, but only one of them has been convicted so far, according to official records. Only about half of those arrested have been charge-sheeted so far. Experts said investigators and the legal system "are at fault", resulting in an inordinate delay at multiple stages of the justice delivery system. The Assam Police arrested 5,202 cadres of ULFA and other extremist groups, comprising people from the Bodo, Garo, Rabha, Karbi, Adivasi,...

13 militants surrender before Manipur CM

Imphal, September 15: Thirteen militants belonging to two proscribed outfits surrendered with their firearms before Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh here on Thursday. The surrendered insurgents include 12 of the Kangleipak Communist Party-People's War Group (KCP-PWG) and one from the Kanglei Yawol Kanba Lup (KYKL). The chief minister, speaking after the 'homecoming ceremony' at the 1st Manipur Rifles complex here, urged all the militant outfits to come to the negotiating table. "Peace is prevailing in Manipur under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and militants from various outfits...
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8 Kuki Tribal Union militants surrender in Assam

Haflong (Assam), August 19: Eight militants of the Kuki Tribal Union (KTU), including members of its armed wing', surrendered before security forces in Assam's Dima Hasao district on Friday, an official said. The militants surrendered at the 11 Assam Rifles base camp at Sarkari Bagan area of the town, in presence of top security officials. The group is mainly active in the Kuki-dominated area of Nagaland and Manipur, and Dima Hasao and Karbi Anglong in Assam, he said. The official added that the group had recently started extortion activities in...
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Myanmar deports five Manipuri militants to India: Police

Imphal, December 16: The Myanmar government has deported five Manipuri insurgents belonging to the proscribed outfit People's Liberation Army (PLA) to India, police said on Thursday. The militants were brought to the Bir Tikendrajit International Airport here aboard a special Indian Air Force flight on Wednesday. The insurgents were identified as Salam Somendro alias Devani, Th Kalasana alias Koireng, Nongmaithem Narendra alias Nora alias Banner, Taorem Rohen alias Angam and Loitongbam Rajkumar alias Abi, a police officer said. Devani is a self-styled 'captain' in the militant outfit. The arrested insurgents...
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