A gunfight broke out between security forces and insurgents in Manipur’s Moreh town along the India-Myanmar border on Sunday night, police said.
Hills-based insurgents attacked state police forces, who retaliated, resulting in a gunfight, a police officer said.
Further details are awaited.
The border town in Tengnoupal district had witnessed a heavy gunfight on January 2, in which six security personnel, including a BSF jawan, were injured. They were airlifted to Imphal for better treatment. Before that, the town witnessed similar gun battles since December 30.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh had last week remarked that there were “high chances” that foreign mercenaries from Myanmar were involved in the attacks in Moreh.
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