Four militants killed in Manipur encounters

January 3rd, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI  

Imphal (Manipur), Jan. 3 (ANI): In separate encounters, the security personnel have gunned down four militants in eastern Imphal and Bishenpur Districts of Manipur.
Reports reaching here from Imphal said that a joint team of police commandos and Assam Rifles raided Sanjenbam village in Imphal East District on Saturday morning after getting some leads on militant movement in the area.
During the search operation, the militants shot gunfire at the security forces and vice-versa. One militant was gunned down during the retaliatory fire from the security personnel. Rest of them managed to rescue.
In a separate incident in Bishenpur, two militants were killed during an encounter with security personnel at Potsangbam area on Friday, the sources said.
One 9mm pistol, some rounds of ammunition and two grenades were recovered from the spot.
In yet another incident in the same District, security personnel shot dead an unidentified militant at Kumbi area.
One pistol with several rounds of ammunition was recovered from him. (ANI)

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