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Army Man Injured as Violence in India’s Manipur Continues

An Indian Army soldier was injured in unprovoked firing by armed miscreants in India’s northeastern strife-torn state of Manipur, confirmed a local government official on Monday.

Armed miscreants resorted to unprovoked firing from Kanto Sabal towards Chingmang village late Sunday night, and an army soldier sustained gunshot, who was evacuated to a military hospital and remained in a stable condition, said the “Spear Corps” of the Indian Army in a tweet.

According to local media reports, over 100 people have been killed and another 50,000 displaced since the outbreak of the violence in the state in early May, while thousands have been injured or rendered homeless.

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh reportedly said he would hold a meeting to review the local security situation, adding that the state government has planned to construct pre-fabricated houses to accommodate the displaced people.