Imphal: A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Manipur's Imphal west district, officials said on Wednesday.
Security personnel patrolling Toubungkhok area asked a suspect to stop for frisking late Tuesday night.
As the security men approached him, the militant hurled a grenade which failed to explode and in the ensuing encounter, the militant was killed, they said, adding that a grenade, a 9 mm pistol and some rounds of ammunitions were recovered from his possession.
The body has been sent to Regional Institute of Medical Science and Hospital here for post mortem.


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