Ten Kuki militants killed in gunbattle
IMPHAL, July 22 (PTI) – Ten militants were killed and four injured in a fierce gunbattle between two Kuki groups at a remote area in Manipur, police said today.
The gunfight between the Kuki Liberation Army (KLA) and Kuki National Front-Presidium (KNF-P) took place in interior Seijang hill area on the border between Imphal East and Senapati districts yesterday and lasted for five hours, they said.
The gunbattle could be the result of a fight for territorial control of areas inhabited by the Kuki tribes, police said.
The injured were brought to a private hospital here and the condition of some was stated to be critical.
Security personnel have rushed to Seijang hill area.
Official sources said both KNF-P and KLA were signatories of the Suspension of Operation (SoO) agreement with the State government and security agencies for initiating the peace process.
Source: The Assam Tribune