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Leitanpokpi attacked, SFs retaliate
Source: Chronicle News Service

Imphal, December 28 2023: Despite claims that peace has been almost restored in Manipur, suspected armed Kukis fired several rounds from Leitanpokpi Maning Ching towards Leitanpokpi on Wednesday night.

According to a report, the Kukis fired several rounds towards Leitanpokpi from around 7pm Wednesday.

The village volunteers of the Meetei villages in Leitanpokpi did not retaliate but the central forces deployed in the area fired back two explosives/bombs, putting an end to the attack.

Meira paibis of Leitanpokpi staged a sit-in protest at Leitanpokpi community hall on Thursday, condemning the frequent attacks by armed Kukis.

Panic gripped Leitanpokpi village on Wednesday night as the Kuki militants unleashed unprovoked gunfire.

Security forces, comprising a joint team of the Border Security Forces (BSF) and Assam Rifles (AR), swiftly responded, repelling the attack with smoke bombs and gunfire.

According to reports, the militants, taking advantage of their high ground on the Chingyang Mathak, Gangpiyang, Sadu Longa Koireng, Tusam, and Tengkonphai, showered the village with bullets around 7 pm.

A villager revealed that they informed the commanding officers of both BSF and AR stationed at the inter-district buffer zone of Imphal East and Kangpokpi about the sudden attack.


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