IMPHAL, Jan 28: At least two cadres of the Kuki National Front were killed on the spot and three others injured in a gun-fight with a team of the 8 Assam Rifles, Kangchup post this late evening at Kadangban Thongkhong under Lamsang Police Station, Imphal West.
The AR team later shifted the three injured militant cadres to the RIMS.
Although the details of the dead cadres could not be ascertained, the injured have been identified as Helen Kuki,30, son of Chongsat of Saparmeina; Satmamang Kuki 25 son of Thanglun of Keithelmanbi BM Road and Thangkholien Kuki 25 son of Thangjama.
Reports also said that the encounter took place around 7.40pm.
Meanwhile, no one has been allowed to enter the encounter site till the filing of this report.
Further details are awaited.