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Manipur: Two killed, over 50 injured in fresh violence

It is reported that at least 5 of them are in critical conditions and were shifted to RIMS and other hospitals in Imphal for further treatment.

IMPHAL-   Two persons were killed and over 50 injured in two different firing incidents at Pallel in Manipur’s Tengnoupal district on Friday, officials said.  Among injured, 11 sustained bullet injuries and were admitted at Jeevan Hospital at Kakching.

It is reported that at least 5 of them are in critical conditions and were shifted to RIMS and other hospitals in Imphal for further treatment.

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Fresh violence has erupted in the state of Manipur. Heavy exchange of fire took place reportedly between security forces and armed protesters in the Tengnoupal district of Manipur in the early hours of Friday.

According to officials, firing started around 6 am and has been continuing intermittently. The firing started around 6 am in Pallel town and no casualties have been reported.

A 48-year-old man was killed in the crossfire between the two groups of unidentified armed men, officials said.

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According to reports, groups of Meitei women, blocked roads and stopped security forces from moving out of their camps to handle the situation. Security forces are monitoring the situation.

There are posts on social media regarding exchange of fire between Kuki militants and Meitei village volunteers, which is not correct .

Manipur police has clarified that the incident was related to firing between security forces and armed miscreants at Pallel.

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On the other hand, a contingent of RAF personnel heading to Pallel from Imphal to contain the mob was blocked by locals at Thoubal.

Situation is still tense and firing has temporarily stopped, officials said.

More than 160 people have been killed and several hundreds injured since ethnic violence broke out in Manipur on May 3, when a “Tribal Solidarity March” was organised in the hill districts to protest against the majority Meitei community’s demand for Scheduled Tribe status.

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