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Fresh violence erupts in Manipur, 13 found dead in village after gunfight

Fresh bout of violence erupted in the northeastern state of Manipur on Monday (Dec 4), killing at least 13, according to a Hindustan Times report.

The incident transpired in the Tengnoupal district of the state around noon when two groups of militants at Leithu village near Saibol went against each other.

“The nearest security forces were about 10 km away from this place. Once our forces moved in and reached the place, they found 13 bodies in the Leithu village. The forces did not find any weapons next to the bodies,” an officer was quoted as saying by the publication.

The authorities are yet to confirm the identities of the deceased but according to reports, the dead are not from the Leithu area. They could have come from another area and engaged in gunfight with a separate group.

The rise in violence comes a day after the government lifted the ban on mobile and internet services after seven months except in border areas of some tense districts.

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