Two militants, suspected to be members of the outlawed Kanglei Yawol Kunna Lup, were shot dead in an encounter in Thoubal district on Saturday night.

One AK 56 rifle, two 9 mm pistols with assorted ammunition and two hand grenades were recovered after the action by a combined force of Thoubal district police commandos and troopers of 42 Assam Rifles.

Two militants held

In another incident, the Imphal West district police arrested two militants.

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