Suspected militants target Manipur's politician

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Oibam (Manipur), Mar 16 (ANI): Political activists in Manipur said rebels were targeting them to keep them off the upcoming general elections.

Workers of the Congress party said they have been receiving threats from various militant outfits after announcements of general elections.

Suspected militants stormed the house of Congress party's district president W. Maipak Singh in Bishenpur on Saturday.

Singh received bullets in the chest, neck and arm. He has been admitted to the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences and was out of danger.

The house of Singh bore bullet marks of the attack.

The rebels were believed to belong to the banned Kangleipak Communist Party - Military Council.

Militant groups accuse New Delhi of plundering the region's mineral and forest resources, but investing little in return.

India has placed military, paramilitary and police forces under a single regional command to tackle the rebellion. (ANI)

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