An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with Assam Rifles personnel in Manipur’s Chandel district, police sources said on Sunday.

Personnel of 29th Assam Rifles battalion during patrolling in the interior hilly Semang village area in Chandel district were fired upon by some suspected militants on Saturday, the sources said.

During the exchange of fire, a militant suspected to be member of banned People’s Liberation Army (PLA) was killed, sources said adding that one 9 mm pistol along with some live rounds was recovered from the spot.

The body has been sent to Regional Institute of Medical Science and Hospital here for post mortem.

Over 450 people have so far been killed in militancy related crimes in Manipur this year.

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