Three killed in gunfight in Manipur

Imphal: Three Kuki village volunteers were killed in a heavy gunfight with unidentified armed group (s) at Thowai Kuki village in Ukhrul district of Manipur on Friday morning.

Sounds of heavy gunfire were heard from Thowai Kuki village in the early morning. Three villagers went missing. Their lifeless bodies were recovered by CSOs and surrounding villagers, sources said.

The deceased were identified as Jamkhogin Haokip 26, Thangkhokai Haokip, 35 and Hollenson Baite, 24.

On the other hand, the CBI on August 16 deputed 53 officers, including 29 women, drawn from its units across the country to probe Manipur violence cases.

Manipur has been experiencing woes of crisis since Meitei-Kuki ethnic class that erupted on May 3.

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