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Two militants held, bombs seized in Manipur

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Two militants were arrested and several powerful bombs recovered from different areas of Manipur, police said on Tuesday.

Rita Devi (41) of the Kanglei Yawol Kann Lup (KYKL) was arrested from Cheirao Ching area in Imphal West district on Monday.

A 9mm pistol, 61 rounds of ammunition of different weapons, two mobile phones and ‘monetary demand letters’ were recovered from her possession. She was allegedly involved in extortion, police said.

Another militant Hejim Jang (35) of the Kuki National Army (KNA) was arrested from Litan area in Ukhrul district on Monday.

Several powerful bombs were recovered by police and central military forces from Top Kuki area in Imphal East district during a search operation. The bombs were later defused.

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