Three militants gunned down in Manipur

Imphal, Oct 8 (PTI) Three militants were killed in separate encounters with security forces in Manipur, police said today.

Two militants of United Kuki Liberation Council were gunned down in an encounter with Assam Rifles jawans at Gngpimual village in Churachandpur district bordering Myanmar last night.

In another incident, a militant was killed in a shootout with Assam Rifles personnel at a place near India-Myanmar border pillar 81 in Chandel district yesterday, they said.

Security personnel recovered two pistols, four magazines, several rounds of live ammunition and 132 extortion demand letters from the two spots.

Over 300 persons have been killed in militancy-related incidents in Manipur this year.