Woman, militant killed in Manipur gunfight

Imphal, Feb 23 (IANS) A tribal wowman and a suspected militant were killed and the latter’s accomplice was wounded in a fierce gunfight in Manipur on Thursday, police sources said.

The injured militant, suspected to be a member of a Nagaland-based outfit, was captured while combing operations were on in the area.

The sources said 2/5 Gorkha Rifles men came under fire during a search operation at Khoupum in Noney district in the early hours of Thursday.

In the ensuing gunfight lasting over 10 minutes between the security men and the militants, the woman and one militant were killed.

Police said the woman was identified as Adingu Rongmei. Additional forces have been rushed to the spot.

–IANS

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