Violence flares up again in Manipur, 13 people killed in firing between two groups


Violence broke out once again in the north-eastern state of Manipur.  This violence took place in Tengnoupal district of the state.  Here on Monday afternoon, 13 people died in the firing between the two parties.
 An official said that firing took place between two groups near Letithu village in the district.  On receiving information about the firing, our security forces reached the spot, from where we recovered 13 bodies.  We did not find any weapons near the dead bodies.
 Sources say that the deceased do not appear to be local residents of this place.  It seems that these people had come from somewhere else and were involved in the firing.
According to the report, however, the dead have not been identified yet.  Let us tell you that on December 3, the Kuki-Jo tribal groups in Tengnoupal district had welcomed the peace agreement signed between the Government of India and UNLEF.
 The incident occurred at a time when the ban on mobile internet services was lifted in the state on Sunday itself after seven months.  However, restrictions still continue in the border areas of some districts.

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