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Manipur Violence: 4 Commandos Injured In Moreh Militant Attack

Over 200 people have been killed and thousands displaced in the ethnic violence-hit Manipur so far.

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Four commandos of Manipur Police were injured in a militant attack.

The attack has taken place on Saturday night, reported HT.

The report said militants attacked the commandos inside their barracks in the border town of Moreh.

It mentioned that rocket-propelled grenades (RPG) were fired by the militants on security forces.

It added the attack left barracks damaged and four commandos sustained minor injuries.

The attack on the commandos was reported from Moreh, hours after another unit of the Manipur Police commandos travelling on the Imphal-Moreh highway was attacked during the day. 

One commando sustained splinter injuries when the convoy came under heavy fire around 3.45pm on Saturday.

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“The situation was under control after the afternoon incident. But around midnight, militants fired the RPG and heavy gunfire to attack the commandos sleeping inside the barrack at around midnight. Four of them sustained minor injuries. One of them may have sustained damages to his ear because of the blast of the explosives," the report quoted an official as saying.

The four commandos were rushed to the nearby hospital of the Assam Rifles.

Following the incident top officials of the Assam Rifles have flown to Moreh, a border town near the India-Myanmar border, it said.

The report quoting Kaikholal Haokip, spokesperson of the Kuki Inpi Tengnoupal, an umbrella group for Kuki residents of Tengnouplal, said that unidentified gunmen had attacked the commandos around midnight. 

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The nearly one-month-long peace in ethnic strife-torn Manipur was punctuated on Saturday morning when a gunfight broke out between Meitei and Kuki village volunteers, in which one person died. 

Over 200 people have been killed and thousands displaced in the ethnic violence in the state so far. 

On December 4, bullet-riddled bodies of 13 men were recovered in an interior part of Tengnoupal district, hours after security forces received inputs of a gunfight having taken place.

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