One militant of the Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) was killed during an hour long gun battle with the cadres of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) late on Monday in Tamenglong district of Manipur.
Police sources informed that a team of police and Assam rifles have reached Taodaijang village where the incident took place.
Dead militant identified
Police confirmed the recovery of the bullet-ridden body of the militant. They said that he was identified by local residents as Paouwalung of Ajuram village in the same district.
NSCN(IM) and ZUF are enemies and draw guns on sight of each other. There had been some encounters between the two outfits recently. Combing operations have also been started in the suspected areas to flush the militants out. The ceasefire between the Indian government and the NSCN(IM) does not extend to Manipur.