Manipur: Security personnel injured as fresh violence erupts in Imphal
29 May, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
A security personnel was injured in a new outbreak of violence in Imphal, Manipur, on Sunday, just days before Home Minister Amit Shah's visit to the troubled state.
A security personnel was injured in a new outbreak of violence in Imphal, Manipur, on Sunday, just days before Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to the troubled state.
According to a police official, the injured Security Personnel has been taken to Raj Medicity Hospital. Over 75 people have died as a result of ethnic violence in Manipur, which erupted a few days ago. New violence erupted in several parts of the state after alleged Kuki militants wielding sophisticated weapons set fire to a large number of houses in the Serou and Sugunu areas.
However, after the clashes broke out, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Sunday said 40 armed “terrorist” involved in torching houses and firing at civilians have been killed by security forces since they began an operation to bring peace to the northeastern state beset by ethnic rioting.
The Chief Minister who was interacting with the media persons at the state secretariat, claimed the latest round of “conflict is not between communities but between militants and security forces”.
“We have taken strict action. Till now we have reports that around 40 terrorists have been eliminated,” he said while addressing the media at the Darbar Hall of the Chief Minister’s Secretariat.
“In retaliatory and defensive operations against these terrorist groups who are using sophisticated arms against the civilian population have been killed in different areas. A few have also been arrested by the security forces,” the CM said
He further said the spurt in violent attacks on civilian houses in the peripheral areas of the Valley in the past one or two days which seemed “well-planned and simultaneous”.
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