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Monday, August 13,  2001

Updated at Monday, August 13, 2001 at 11:03:39 AM IST



BSF kills four PLA
Imphal, August 13 : In a major operation codenamed Operation Lalkar launched by the BSF, four activists of PLA were killed and five civilians abducted by PLA were rescued yesterday. The operation was carried out at Dampi and Sagang areas in Churachandpur district. DIG, BSF Manipur and nagaland told reporters that the four activists were killed during an encounter. The operation was launched following information that some militants were present on the area. The BSF troops surrounded the areas from the morning. At 3 am yesterday PLA fighters fired at the BSF personnel at Dampi causing injury to one BSF personnel. During the encounter five abducted persons were freed. In the seven hour long gunfight three PLA activists were killed in between Langja and Kamson while another activist was shot dead near the site. Another PLA activist was apprehended. Three AK56 rifles, three magazines, one wireless set and some ammunition were recovered.
(August 13 : 11 AM)

Blockade at NH 53
Imphal, August 13 : Supporters of Naga economic blockade intercepted four Imphal bound passenger buses near Oinamlong area and pulled down goods belonging to the passengers. About 150 blockade supporters including women came to the highway and stoped four buses yesterday. They pulled down all the belongings, of the travelers from the buses. The goods include bananas, aroids, betel leaf, sugar, plates, rice, milk powder and readymade clothes worth Rs. 2 lakhs. The blockade supporters were reported to be the member of Naga Youth Front.
(August 13 : 11 AM)







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