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According to sources, the 13 individuals who were fatally shot in Manipur near the India-Myanmar border were not local residents and may have been passing through the area when they encountered another armed group. The deceased have been transported to the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences in Imphal. Manipur Police have confirmed the deaths and initiated an investigation, referring to the deceased as "armed miscreants." The police have not released any information regarding their identities, but sources indicate that security forces discovered the bodies.
On 04.12.2023, in a gunfight between unknown armed miscreants at Leithao village near Saibol in Tengnoupal District under Machi Police Station, 13 (thirteen) persons have been killed. District police and security forces rushed to the spot, a case has been registered and…— Manipur Police (@manipur_police) December 4, 2023
Suspicions arise within the security forces that the deceased individuals may have belonged to an underground organization, as they have been passing through the region. Manipur Police has confirmed that a viral video supposedly connected to this incident has been disproven.