Manipur insurgent fatally attacked in Myanmar

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Imphal, Oct 2 (IANS) An insurgent leader Panthoi aka Lakpa of Manipur, who was shot at and severely injured inside Myanmar territory on Sunday, later succumbed to bullet injuries in the Indian border town of Moreh, intelligence sources said.

No has so far claimed the attack.

The sources told IANS that some five unidentified persons accosted Panthoi, finance secretary of the proscribed Kangleipak Communist Party, at 1 p.m. in the Namphalong marketing complex parking lot across the international border in Myanmar and fired at him several time.

Panthoi was taken to Moreh town in India in a critical condition, where he died.

KCP is one of the oldest insurgent groups in Manipur and a member of the coordinating committee of six outlawed organisations in the state.

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