13 Killed In Clashes Between 2 Groups In Manipur

Security forces recovered 13 bodies so far, officials said, adding their identities were yet to be ascertained but they appeared not to be locals.

The incident took place at Leithu village on Monday afternoon, officials said. (Representational)

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At least 13 people were killed in a gunbattle between two groups in Manipur's Tengnoupal district on Monday, officials said.

The incident took place at Leithu village on Monday afternoon, they said.

"A group of militants on their way to Myanmar were ambushed by another group of insurgents dominant in the area," an official in the hill district said.

Security forces recovered 13 bodies so far, he said, adding their identities were yet to be ascertained but they appeared not to be locals.

Tengnoupal district shares a porous border with Myanmar.

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