Two NSCN-IM cadres hurt in encounter

IMPHAL, Nov 7: At least two suspected NSCN(IM) cadres have been injured in an encounter with Bishnupur district commando personnel at Laimaton Ching area, Old Cachar road today at around 3.30 pm.
Reliable sources said the encounter broke out when a convoy of the Bishnupur CDO was ambushed by suspected cadres of the NSCN(IM) near the foothill of Laimaton Ching.
The commando personnel retaliated injuring at least two cadres and pursued others on foot into the jungle. One AK assault rifle, one hand grenade and some documents have been recovered.
The injured cadres were initially treated at the Bishnupur District Hospital but later they were shifted to another hospital, said sources.
Bishnupur police conducted search operations at the encounter site till late evening.