IMPHAL: Six camps of insurgents were smashed and torched by 7 Assam Rifles troops at Keibul Lamjao Sangram on Friday.

According to a military spokesman, the troops closed in on the camps early in the morning. Residents said heavy exchange of fire was heard from 5 a.m. to noon.

He said the insurgents must have been well-stocked as they kept firing for so many hours.