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Militants attack CRPF party in Manipur's Tamenglong district

July 04, 2013 12:40 IST

Militants opened fire at a Central Reserve Paramilitary Force party at Noney in interior Tamenglong district of Manipur leading to an intense exchange of fire, police said.

The militants opened fire at a road opening party of the 86th CRPF battalion when the paramilitary forces were patrolling Imphal-Jiribam- Silchar-National Highway 37 at Noney, about 47 km west of Imphal.

On hearing gunshots, Assam Rifles personnel of the 10th battalion rushed to the spot and launched a manhunt, but no arrest was made, the police said.

On June 24 last, there was a heavy exchange of fire between Assam Rifles personnel and suspected militants of National Socialist Council of Nagaland- Khaplang faction at the same spot during which six militants were killed.

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