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Militant Attack in Manipur Moreh: Police Commandos And BSF Jawan Injured

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Militant Attack in Manipur

Fresh violence erupted once more in Moreh, Manipur, as militants attacked security
personnel, leaving four police commandos and a BSF jawan injured. The attack took
place today, January 2, as per sources. Rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) were
fired by the militants while a security forces’ search operation was on. The incident
comes a day after unidentified assailants gunned down four villagers in the minority.
dominated the Lilong Chingjao area of Manipur’s Thoubal district.

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh condemned the violence yesterday and appealed to
people, especially the residents of Lilong, to maintain peace. Police are working to
arrest those behind the attack. They will be arrested soon and punished as per the
law," he said.

Currently, a curfew has been imposed in five valley districts of the state: Thoubal,
Imphal East, Imphal West, Kakching, and Bishnupur. The deceased, whose bodies
were brought to the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences in Imphal for post-
mortem examination, were identified as Md Daulat (30), Md Sirajuddin (50), and Md Azad.
Khan (40) and Md. Hussain (22), officials said, as reported by sources.

On December 30, there was a heavy exchange of gunfire between unidentified
gunmen and police commandos in Manipur’s Moreh. One policeman sustained a splinter.
injuries in the attack. On the same day, another incident of violence was reported.
between groups in the Kangpokpi district in which a Meitei man was killed. The
Violence had erupted between the Meitei and Kuki groups.

These fresh attacks have come days after the strife that took place on December 4 in
Tengnoupal district, in which 13 people were killed.
More than 200 people have died, and nearly 60,000 have been rendered homeless in the ethnic
violence between the majority Meitei community and the tribal Kukis since early May
2023. Recently, Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh declared financial packages for
displaced individuals who lost their homes due to violence and are yet to return.

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