Assam Rifles jawan, People's Liberation Army militant killed in encounter in Manipur

Imphal: An Assam Rifles jawan and a cadre of the Manipur-based People's Liberation Army (PLA) were killed on Friday, during an exchange of fire between security forces and the proscribed militant outfit, police said.

File image of Manipur Police. Reuters

File image of Manipur Police. Reuters

The firing took place at around 5 am in the interior area of Zoupi in Chandel district bordering Myanmar, a senior officer told PTI.

Following the incident, the nearby Assam Rifles Battalion has been alerted, the officer said.

Updated Date: Sep 07, 2018 23:42 PM

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