Two shot dead, six nabbed by troops

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Imphal, Aug 21 (UNI) Two suspected militants were shot dead by Imphal West police and Manipur Rifles and six militants were nabbed by troops last night.

Police today said two suspected militants were killed by a combined force of Imphal West Police Commandos and Ist Manipur Rifles near the Telephone Exchange office at Khuman Lampak, Imphal West, last night.

One 9 mm pistol, one magazine, one live round of ammunition, one Chinese-made hand grenade and a driving license have been recovered from their possession.

The driving license was issued in the name of Sh Naobi Sharma.

Police said the combined force was on a frisking operation at Minuthong when the two persons were walking down the road. They fired at the troops and fled. The combined force chased them and shot tem dead.

Meanwhile, the Assam Rifles has arrested four cadres of two different outfits last night.

In another incident , Imphal East district and troops of 39 Assam Rifles apprehended a man involved in supporting militants.

In a separate incident 32 Assam Rifles also nabbed a militant.

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