IMPHAL, Jan 6 - Assam Rifles troops launched an operation in Grihang and Kamjong in Manipur�s Ukhrul district and �neutralised� two underground cadres of an unknown group on Tuesday,� a press release said.
�There were three armed cadres who were seen moving towards Kamjong. Immediately Assam Rifles personnel challenged them but they opened fire on the troops and started running,� PRO Assam Rifles (South) said in a release today.
�In the ensuing encounter, two undergrounds were killed on the spot while the third managed to flee taking advantage of darkness.�
One AK-56 rifle along with magazine, twelve live rounds of 7.62 mm and five fired cases of 7.62 mm have been recovered from the spot, it added. The bodies of the two slain militants along with the recovered weapons have been handed over to Chassad Police Station in Ukhrul district.