"...All injured have been admitted to hospital..."
On late Tuesday night, 9 people were killed, and 10 others wounded in fresh violent incident in India's northeastern state of Manipur, local police officials reported it on Wednesday.
According to official reports, the killings took place due to a firing incident in the Khamenlok area of the Kangpokpi district, about 25 km northeast of Imphal, the capital city of Manipur.
"There was firing in the village ... and 9 people were killed and 10 others injured. All injured have been admitted to hospital where the condition of one is stated to be critical," K Shivakanta Singh, a senior police official in Imphal East, said in a statement.
Local media has reported that soon after the incident, local authorities quickly sent soldiers to stop the rebels.
According to the police, militants armed with “sophisticated weapons” surrounded the villagers of the Khamelok area bordering Imphal east district and Kangpoki district. The police also said that part of the attack was the burned down of several houses.
Due to the significant number of violent incidents in Manipur last month, a curfew was established by the government.
However, due to this incident, district authorities in Imphal East and Imphal West have made the decision to reduce the curfew relaxation hours. Previously, the curfew was relaxed from 5 am to 6 pm, but now it has been shortened to 5 am to 9 am.
Currently, the curfew is in force in 11 of the 16 districts of Manipur, while internet services are suspended in the entire northeastern state.