Manipur violence | Firing reported on Tuesday night

Assam Rifles personnel went to both the locations to find out if there were any injuries or casualties

June 21, 2023 09:01 am | Updated 10:29 am IST - Imphal

Indian Army and police personnel patrol during a combing operation at Kanto Sabal village near Imphal on June 20, 2023, during ongoing ethnic violence in Manipur.

Indian Army and police personnel patrol during a combing operation at Kanto Sabal village near Imphal on June 20, 2023, during ongoing ethnic violence in Manipur. | Photo Credit: AFP

Intermittent firing has been reported from two places in Manipur, officials said on June 21.

Around 15-20 rounds of automatic weapon fire were heard at 11.45 p.m. on Tuesday before it fell silent, at Thangjing in Manipur East, they said.

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Sporadic firing was also reported from Geljang and Singda, both falling in Kangchup area.

“Between 8 p.m. and 9.30 p.m., 4-5 rounds were fired from Geljan & Singda areas. It’s speculative fire and not at each other. Distance between the two places is 2 km,” an official said.

Assam Rifles personnel went to both the locations to find out if there were any injuries or casualties.

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