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2 PULF men killed, 6 UNLF men nabbed
Correspondent IMPHAL, DEC 20:
Published on 20 Dec. 2009 11:07 PM IST
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Two militants of People’s United Liberation Front (PULF) were killed in an encounter by a combined force of 34 Assam Rifles and police commandos at Leishangthem village under Thoubal Police Station on Sunday, at around 3 am. A senior officer of the district police said that the encounter took place when the combined force rushed to Leisangthem area for a counter insurgency operation following reports that some militants were loitering there with arms to carry out anti-social elements. Further, one AK-47 rifle loaded with nine live rounds, one 9 mm pistol and a hand grenade were recovered from the spot. Later in the evening, the two slain militants were identified as Md Ali alias Boicha (21) and Md Anish (19), both hailing from Yairipok Tulihal Konjil. Meanwhile, Imphal West Police Commandos and 12 Maratha Light Infantry in a joint operation apprehended six members of the UNLF finance group on Sunday from separate places in the heart of the Imphal city. According to Imphal west district police, three AK-56 rifles, one double bore barrel gun, 170 ammunition of AK-56 and 10 live rounds of double barrel gun were recovered from them. The security force acting on tip-off of holding a meeting of the finance section of the outfit at a place nearby the Johnoston Higher Secondary School nabbed them all, a police officer informed.

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