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Suspected Kuki militants attack farmers, attacks villagers using lethod bomb at Kwakta

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, July 8:

State government assurances for the security of the farmers while cultivating their fields went flop today after suspected armed Kuki militants attacked using sophisticated weapons. One 48-year-old farmer sustained multiple bullet injuries in his left thigh today morning.
The attack happened at Langoltaobi Loukol, Phubala, in Bishnupur district at around 8.30 am today.
In another deadly attack by suspected Kuki militants in Kwakta area in Bishnupur district using Lethod Bomb, one 18-year-old boy sustained injuries. Firing has been happening in Kwakta areas since the last many days after the spark of the violence on May 3. A police Commando personnel died after being hit by a bullet fired by the Kuki militant yesterday evening.
“At around 8.30 am around 30 farmers were tilling and preparing their fields for agricultural purposes. They heard long whistles from the side of the Sikh Regiment, and the alleged Kuki militants fired upon them one bullet hitting Ranjan on his left thigh and another one sustaining him a scratch. While other farmers fell flat onto the muddy water for safety. Several bullets hit on the field where they all worked”, a farmer told media persons.
Report reaching here said that, the farmer identified as son of Late Yumnam Kaoba and Yumnam Ongbi Leirentombi of Phubala Awang Ward No. 2 went to work with his younger brother at their field some 1.5 kilometers away from the foothills where the Kuki militants stay.
He is now admitted to Raj Medicity for surgery.
In the attack at Kwakta, an 18-year-old Muslim boy at his own house lying in between Kwakta Ward no. 8 and 9. The attack came from the hillside where the forest stands using lethod bomb.
The victim identified as Yumkhaibam Warish Khan, received first aid at Kwakta Primary Health Centre and was later taken to Bisnupur District Hospital. He has 14 injuries on his body and requires stitches. He is the son of Y. Ayub Khan of Kwakta Ward no. 8 Maning Leikai.
Sources said the victim and his family have been staying in a safer place. However, he went to visit his original house for a random inspection and suffered injuries in the bomb attack by the Kuki militants.
Meanwhile, reports came that a search operation is being conducted now following the incident by a combined team of District Police Bishnupur, BSF, and Kumaon Regiment led by SP BPR Ronnie Mayengbam.

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