Shootout reported at Ukhrul


    IMPHAL, April 26: A skirmish reportedly took place between security forces and suspected militants in the interior parts of Ukhrul district yesterday.
    According to an official source, the incident occurred around 4 pm at a place called Skipe about 6 hours walking distance from Nambasi, Kasom Khullen Sub-Division near the Indo-Myanmar border pillar number 96.
    The same source maintained that troops of 12 Assam Rifles while conducting a routine patrolling duty at the area came under heavy attacked from the suspected militants who were armed with sophisticated weapons.
    The Troops also retaliated to the firing and a fierce encounter ensued which lasted for several minutes.
    The sources said that in the gun fight two militants cadre suspected to be of the RPF/PLA were believed to have been killed however the detailed reports could not be acquired till the filing of this report.


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