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Militant shot dead in Manipur: Police

Press Trust of India  |  Imphal 

A militant was shot dead Sunday by armed assailants in the interior hill district of in Manipur, a 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, and it's adjacent district of 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 district. The ZUF had later claimed responsibility for gunning down the member of its rival outfit.

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First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 15:10 IST