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New Clashes in Manipur, Northeastern India Result in 40 Fatalities

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At least 40 suspected militants and two policemen were killed after fresh violence erupted in Manipur, northeastern India, late Sunday.

Manipur was on edge after the explosion of Ethnic violence this month has killed at least 70 people people And left tens of Thousands of displaced.

the state government officialf who did not wish He, whose name will be revealed, said the Chief Minister of Manipur, N. over the last tow days.

The terrorists were using M-16 and AK-47 assault rifles and sniper rifles against civilians. They came to many villages to burn down homes,” local media Singh was quoted as saying.

“We’re starting to take very aggressive action against they with the help of military and other security forces. We have received reports about 40 terrorists being shot dead,” Singh was quoted as saying.

a military The source confirmed a slight rise in He said the four disturbances people killing in the past 24 hours.

“At least three armed bastards, who They were trying set fire On empty houses, shooting at the security forces when they tried to stop them, they died in retaliatory firing”The source told AFP” declining reveal his identity.

“One more Kill the armed criminal in Moreh and three others, including two security personnel, were injured.”

remote countries of Northeast India – wedged between Bangladesh, China and Myanmar – has long been a powder box of Tensions between different ethnic groups.

violence in Manipur earlier in had been among the Meitei majority, who Most of them are Hindus live in Around Imphal, the state capital, and the predominantly Christian Koke tribe in surrounding hills.

The spark was Cookie’s anger at the prospect of Meitei get guaranteed shares of government jobs and other perks in the form of affirmative action.

this also Long-standing fears among Kuki that Meitei might stoke also allowed to acquire Land in Regions currently booked up for them and other tribal groups.

thousands of Troops were deployed to restore order, while about 30,000 were deployed people They ran away homes for the safety of ad hoc army-run camps for displaced. Mobile internet has been cut off for weeks.

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