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Two killed as fresh violence reported in Manipur, houses torched; National Highway closed

Furious over the recent violence in Manipur, the Kuki community has again announced a shutdown on NH-2. It was opened only a few days back. Firing took place at two places on Sunday in which two were killed.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Imphal: Despite all the efforts in Manipur, the violence has not completely subsided yet. On Sunday night too, firing took place at two places in which at least two people were killed. The first incident of firing took place in Faleng village and the second in Thangbuh village of Kangpokpi. One of the deceased has been identified as 34-year-old Jangkholum Haokip. Apart from this, on July 16 itself, the Committee on Tribal Unity announced a 72-hour shutdown on National Highway-2.

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The organization has announced a shutdown after the latest incidents of violence in Manipur. COTU General Secretary Lamminlun Singsit said, the shutdown has been announced from midnight of July 16. This has been done in view of the continuous attacks and killings. He said that innocent people have been killed. They allege that infiltration takes place from Myanmar and they attack in collaboration with the fundamentalists.

Violence reported on Saturday also in which a middle-aged woman was hit. He was killed during the shootout in Imphal East. The assailants had crushed the face of the woman after killing her. On Sunday, the Manipur United Naga Council announced a 12-hour bandh in Naga areas.

Let us tell you that when a campaign was launched to recover the looted weapons from the police armory in Manipur, such weapons were recovered which surprised even the officials. Weapons were made from iron pipes and electric poles. These were also used along with modern weapons during skirmishes. Electric poles and water pipes were found uprooted in remote villages of Manipur. Officials had said that this means they have been used in making weapons.

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