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Army jawan injured in firing, houses burnt in Manipur


An army jawan was injured and several houses were burnt at Imphal West in a renewed attack by armed persons.

Army officials said armed miscreants resorted to unprovoked firing from Kanto Sabal towards Chingmang village, Imphal West during night of 18 and 19 June.

Army Columns resorted to controlled retaliatory fire keeping in view the presence of villagers in the area.

One Army soldier sustained a gunshot sound, was evacuated to Military Hospital Leimakhong and is stable. Additional columns inducted in the area and joint operations are in progress.

Meanwhile, five houses were burnt at Imphal West by unknown miscreants.

The Manipur government has meanwhile banned the sale and use of walkie-talkie sets specially in the capital city.

Ban on internet remains enforced since May 3 last. Curfew is relaxed on Monday from 5 am to 5 pm in the capital city.

The highway remained blocked since May 3 last at Kangpokpi district.

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