A militant was shot dead Sunday by armed assailants in the interior hill district of Tamenglong in Manipur, a senior police officer said.
It is suspected that the incident was a fallout of rivalry between two hill-based militant outfits, he said.
The incident occurred at Khoupam area, about 90 km from the capital Imphal town.
Of lately, Tamenglong and it's adjacent district of Noney has witnessed a surge of violence between Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) and NSCN (IM).
On August 7 last, one NSCN (IM) cadre was shot dead at Khumji area in Noney district. The ZUF had later claimed responsibility for gunning down the member of its rival outfit.