Imphal, April 18 2012: A fierce gunbattle broke out between troops of 39 Assam Rifles and cadres of proscribed People’s Liberation Army (PLA), armed wing of Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF) at Zou Khunou village of Singhat Sub-Division, Churachandpur district today.
A reliable source said that the encounter that lasted around 15-20 minutes occurred at around 11.30 am.
No casualty has been reported so far.
Meanwhile, the proscribed RPF has claimed responsiblity for the attack on a patrol party of 39 Assam Rifles near Zou Khunou village.
A press release issued by Department of Publicity Chief Taohangsu Heiremcha said that 252 M/Bn of PLA attacked the patrol party of 39 Assam Rifles firing uninterupted gunshots at around 10.30 am today.
Taohangsu claimed that the first three personnel of the AR patrol team might have beeen killed or they may have suffered serious injuries in the attack.
All the PLA cadres who carried out the attack have returned to their camp safely, Taohangsu said.
Source: The Sangai Express