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Three PREPAK militants killed in Manipur encounter

Posted by Ramesh Khati on October 10, 2009

Imphal, Oct 9 (PTI) Three suspected militants of banned People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) were gunned down by security personnel in an encounter in interior Thoubal district of Manipur, official sources said today.

Sources said personnel of 28th Assam Rifles battalion were attacked by militants while patrolling Andro and Charongthel area, about 30 km east of here, at around 11 pm yesterday.

The security personnel of the central para military forces retaliated and in the ensuing gunbattle, three suspected PREPAK militants were killed, police said.

A large amount ammunition and three 9 mm pistols among other articles were recovered from the spot.

In another incident, suspected militants opened fire at the house of Chongtham Rajen at Sagolband area in Imphal West district late last night, official sources said but there was no casualty in the incident.

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