Published On: Mon, Jun 11th, 2018

Tribal militant killed in Manipur gunfight

Imphal: A militant of the United Tribal Liberation Army was killed in a gunfight with the Assam Rifles in Manipur’s Jiribam district on Sunday night, police said on Monday.

An M-16 rifle was recovered from the dead militant

Two other militants were injured in the firefight at Khuram in the district and have been arrested, said police sources, citing a report lodged at the Jiri police station by personnel of the 37 Assam Rifles.

According to the report, an M-16 rifle was recovered from the dead militant, who is yet to be identified, and a Chinese-made 9 mm pistol was also found from the injured militants, who have been admitted to a hospital.

Police sources said that combing operations are being conducted in the nearby mountains and rain forests to track down the militants who had managed to escape.

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