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Militant shot dead in Manipur: Police

News Agencies | Updated on: 7 October 2018, 15:54 IST

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.

(PTI)

First published: 7 October 2018, 15:54 IST
 
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