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Gunbattle between forces and insurgents in Manipur

Posted by Ramesh Khati on September 15, 2009

Imphal, Sep 14 (PTI) A fierce gunbattle broke out between insurgents and Assam Rifles personnel in interior Manipur bordering Myanmar after the militants attacked a patrolling party there, official sources said today.

There was heavy exchange of fire between insurgents and personnel of 8th Assam Rifles battalion at Ghatak area near Sajik Tampak in Chandel district yesterday, the sources said.

A spokesman of the Assam Rifles said the firing ensued after insurgents attacked the security personnel at about six am yesterday while they were combing the area.

He said no casualty had been reported from their side and it could not be immediately ascertain whether the insurgents had suffered any causality.

Meanwhile, a statement issued by banned Revolutionary People’s Party (RPF) claimed that the attack was carried out by its armed wing, People’s Liberation Army (PLA).


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