3 Congress workers shot at by suspected NSCN-IM cadres

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IMPHAL, Jan 24: Three supporters of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Gaikhangam were shot and wounded by suspected NSCN-IM cadres at Noney under Nungba Constituency of Tamenglong district in the wee hours of today, according to the family members of the victims.

At around 2 this morning at Noney part-3, suspected NSCN-IM cadres numbering about 10 intruded into a house belonging to one of the three Congress workers  where they were staying together and shot them in the legs before they were driven from their beds, the victims relatives said.

The trio was shifted to Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) here on Tuesday for medical treatment and they are now out of danger, hospital sources said. The wounded persons have been identified as Gongloon, 20, Lungkhurei, 29 and Gongchumei, 31 of None part-3.

Meanwhile, three bombs were retrieved by a Manipur police bomb squad team at Lamlai constituency, while one was found at Kakching constituency. Suspected CorCom (co-ordination committee of seven militant outfits) militants attacked different residences of Congress workers in Khangabok and Andro constituencies on Tuesday.

Also yesterday, a Manipur police bomb squad team recovered some explosive materials suspected to be IED from the residence of Huidrom Bimol, 45 of Nongpok Kakching in Lamlai constituency, while an IED was also found at the residence

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