Five militants killed in Manipur encounter

The heavy exchange of fire between unknown militants and Assam Rifles personnel of 21st battalion took place at Khambithel area last night in interior hill district of Chandel, bordering Myanmar.

Five militants were killed in the gun-battle that broke out after the militants attacked the personnel patrolling the area, they said.

Additional police force from the district headquarters of Chandel town have rushed to the spot, police said.

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