Army officer killed in Manipur gunfire

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Bishenpur (Manipur), Mar 19 (ANI): An army officer was killed and another soldier wounded in gunfire with suspected rebels in Manipur's Bishenpur District on Wednesday.

Around 9:30 p.m., some suspected rebels attacked the residence of an engineer of a state agency, lobbying two grenades as they fired gunshots. No casualties have been reported.

Troops from the 12 Maratha Light Infantry rushed to the spot. On their way, they intercepted some suspected persons riding a two-wheeler.

The people on the two-wheeler opened fire towards the army team injuring Lieutenant Satbir Singh and Chandrakant.

They were rushed to a nearby hospital wherein Satbir succumbed to the bullet injuries while Chandrakant is said to be out of danger. (ANI)

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