In a fresh violence erupted in the troubled Manipur, 9 people were killed and 10 were injured after an attack by the suspected militants in Imphal.
As per reports, at around 1 am on Tuesday, the suspected militants surrounded some villagers and attacked them that resulted to the death of many and some of were inured.
The villagers are said to be of the Khamelok area in the Imphal East, it also shares its borders with the Kangpoki district.
It is reported that cross-firing was also undertaken by the villagers.
As per the police, the suspected militants had carried professional weapons with them.
Imphal East SP Shivkant Singh, informed about the incident to the media and said the post-mortem is underway.
The injured in the attack have been admitted to a medical facility in Imphal.
Reports said, some Kuki militants in the clash hit state, who were involved in making bunkers in the Meitei neighborhood, got engaged in a clash with the security forces on Tuesday.
A gunfire exchange between the security personnel and the Kuki militants took place in the Phougakchao Ikhai area of the Bishnupur District.
Looking over the situation, to maintain peace, the district administration has ordered changes in the curfew hours and has cut it short by 9 hours in Imphal East and Imphal West.
Out of 16 districts in the state, 11 still remain in curfew along with the internet services that remains suspended in the entire clash hit state.
The state has been witnessing violence and clashes for more than a month now, since May 3 after a clash broke out following the Tribal Solidarity march that was organised to protest against the demand of Metei community to grant it the Scheduled Tribe (ST) status.
Hundreds of people have lost their lives in the ethnic clashes between the Kuki and Meitei community since the violence started a month ago. Reports state more than 300 people were injured in the violence.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah earlier had embarked on a three-day visit to the hill state to take stock of the situation and re-establish the normalcy in the law and order situation.
Shah held meetings with state Chief Minister N Biren Singh, state cabinet ministers, senior officials of the state and people from various committees.
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