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2 rebels killed in Manipur
Correspondent IMPHAL, JUL 30:
Published on 30 Jul. 2009 11:25 PM IST
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Security forces on Thursday killed two rebels in separate shoot out incidents and recovered small arms. One of the militants was killed by the combined force of Thoubal police commandos and troops of 34 Assam Rifles at Wangkhem village under Yairipok police station of Thoubal district on Thursday around 12.30 pm while the other one was killed by Imphal west police commandos at Khoupum village under Singjamei police station of Imphal west district at around 1.20 pm. Police recovered a 9 mm pistol with some live rounds from the slain militant at Wanghem while a .38 revolver along with three live rounds, 10 empty cartridges of AK-47 rifles and two live rounds of the same kind were recovered from the spot where the other militant was killed at Khoupum village. More than 284 lives were claimed in militancy related fatalities in restive Manipur in the last seven months. Out of them 229 were claimed to be militants while six were security personnel. The rest 49 were civilians including non-local migrant labourers.

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