Islamic Terrorism in India

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Security forces kill four heavily armed Muslim PULF militants in Manipur

Posted by jagoindia on March 8, 2009

Security forces kill four Muslim militants in Manipur shootout

Sat Mar 7, 2009

GUWAHATI (Reuters) – Indian security forces killed four Muslim militants after a fierce gunbattle in the restive northeastern state of Manipur on Saturday, police said.

Police said the four heavily armed militants from the People’s United Liberation Front (PULF) were shot near Irilbung village, about 15 km east of the state capital, Imphal.

“Our boys surrounded the hideout of the militants in a forested area to catch them, but the militants fired at us and in the ensuing encounter four of them were killed on the spot,” a police spokesman said by phone from Imphal.

Security personnel recovered two AK-56 rifles, several hand grenades and a few rocket-propelled grenades from the site.

Formed in 1993 by radical Islamists in Manipur, the PULF is a rebel group fighting for the cause of Muslims in the state.

There are about 200,000 Muslims in Manipur, a state with a little more than two million people.

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