16 killed in militant attacks in past 72 hours

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Imphal, Oct 5 (UNI) A few armed millitants shot dead two persons near Wangoi police station here today putting the toll at 16 in the last 72 hours.

Police said the bullet ridden bodies have not been indentified yet and investigation was on to nab the culprits.

Meanwhile, security forces had been maintaining a strict vigil in view of the attacks launched by militants in the state during the last few days.

On October second an Assam Rifles jawan was shot dead by some cadres of a proscibed outfit and in yet another ambush laid by People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) yesterday about six people were killed.

Police said three suspected PREPAK cadres were also killed in the ambush yesterday at Lamshang here.


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