Manipur: Militant killed in encounter, 2 jawans injured

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Barely two days after an Assam Rifles (AR) jawan was killed in an IED blast on Monday, another AR jawan and at least two militants were killed in an encounter in Manipur's Chandel district, bordering with Myanmar on Wednesday, police said.

The insurgent was eliminated at Sajik Tampak, a village in Chandel district, and two improvised explosive devices (IED) and one AK-series rifle were recovered from the spot, a tweet by the Army Eastern Command headquarters said.

RPF said that the gunfight was carried out with a combined team of PLA and MNPF.

The terrorists belonged to CorCoM, a conglomerate of six terrorist outfits, he said, adding that a rifle and three unexploded IEDs were seized from them.

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M. Rajen, acting police superintendent of Chandel district said that combing operations are still going on in the area.

In retaliation by the Assam Rifle troopers 1 militant was reported killed while 3 other sustain injury.

As per source, a heavily equipped team of 4 Assam Rifles rushed to Chamol Top area after getting specific inputs about armed rebel group preparing ambush to security forces.

In retaliatory fire by the security personnel, one militant was killed and three others were injured.

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