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Army officer killed, five civilians injured in Manipur
Posted on: 19-03-2009 , 04:: | DY365 Bureau

An Army officer was killed and a jawan injured in an encounter with militants while five persons were wounded in a grenade explosion in Manipur, police said on Thursday.

Personnel of 12th Maratha Light Infantry led by Lt Satbir Singh were on patrolling in Oinam area of Bishenpur district when they were attacked by unidentified militants at around 9.30 pm last night.

The Army personnel retaliated the firing and in the ensuing encounter Lt Satbir Singh (25) who hailed from Navaram village in Haryana was killed and a jawan identified as Chandrakanta (28) was injured.

Minutes before the encounter, the militants had exploded two grenades and fired at the house of a Manipur government official identified as Ibopishak Singh near the same area in connection with an extortion demand. Five persons were injured in the incident.

While coming out from Singh's house, they were confronted by the Army personnel who were patrolling the area, the police said.

The militants escaped under cover of darkness.


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