Firing continues for fifth day straight in Manipur

Newmai News Network
Imphal | September 2

Even as cross firing in areas along the Bishnupur-Churachandpur border entered fifth day on Saturday, a gunfight between armed groups is reported to have erupted in Imphal West district-Kangpokpi district border. 

Reports said that armed miscreants launched a heavy attack at Singda and Kadangban villages of Imphal West district bordering Kangpokpi district early this morning.

Firing and shelling of bombs and mortar was reported from 4.30 AM, the report stated. Heavy exchange of fire that ensued continued till late Saturday evening even as security forces intervened to repel the warring groups. Reports of casualty, if any, could not be ascertained till the time of filing this report.  The gunfights in the periphery of Bishnupur bordering with Churachandpur entered five days today.