Manipur: Three militants killed in intragroup clash in Tamenglong district

Imphal: Suspected intragroup clash has claimed the lives of three militants at Muktahal village in Tamenglong district of Manipur in the early hours on Sunday, police said.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The incident occurred when suspected militants of a faction of United Tribal Liberation Front (UTLF), supported by its armed wing United Tribal Liberation Army (UTLA), attacked the camp of another faction, the police said.

A police officer told PTI over phone that a faction of the UTLF and its armed wing UTLA has a camp at Muktakhal village and the same camp was suspected to have been targeted by the other faction.

The police recovered three bodies from the spot and sent them to Jiribam Hospital in Jiribam district for postmortem, the police officer said.


Published Date: Sep 17, 2017 03:38 pm | Updated Date: Sep 17, 2017 03:51 pm