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9 killed in indiscriminate shoot out
Correspondent IMPHAL, MAY 11
Published on 12 May. 2009 1:10 AM IST
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: At least nine non-locals including personnel of Assam Rifles were reportedly killed in an indiscriminate shoot out by militants at Khordhak Chingjin at Loktak Lake on Monday. Even though, there were no exact reports of killing the eight non-locals by militants, a source from the Assam Rifles said that one personnel of 7 Assam Rifles was killed in an ambush laid by the militants in Khordhak area. An AK-47 rifles carried by the AR jawan in civil dress has also been reportedly taken away by the militants. However, a local report contradicted the reports. They said around 12 non-locals among which some of them Assam Rifles personnel in civil dress entered the area to extract information on the movement of militants Monday morning at around 8.30 am. They come with scooters which was intercepted by the militants and fired upon indiscriminately. Three of them however escaped. According to the latest report, five dead bodies have been recovered by the police and search for the other dead bodies are on.

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