Manipur militant outfit chief gunned down

  • | Friday | 10th September, 2021

Imphal, Sep 10 (PTI) Letminthang Haokip, the self-styled commander-in-chief of militant organisation Socialist Democratic Front of Kukiland (SDFK), was gunned down in an operation conducted by security forces in Manipur"s Churachandpur district on Friday, police said. Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of Assam Rifles and Manipur Police shot the militant leader dead during an exchange of fire in Khominthang village early on Friday, a release said. His associate was seriously injured in the operation and subsequently hospitalised, it said, adding that the militant leader"s body was sent for post-mortem examination. Three 9mm pistols, 282 cartridges and a two-wheeler were seized, it added. PTI COR ACD ACD

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