The Manipur violence continues unabated for the past few days after a brief lull in the ethnic clashes that broke out in the state on May 3. In a fresh incident of violence, armed miscreants resorted to unprovoked firing from Kanto Sabal towards Chingmang village during the intervening night of Sunday and Monday (June 18-19) and injured an Indian Army jawan. Army columns resorted to controlled retaliatory fire keeping in view the presence of villagers in the area, said reports.
One army soldier sustained gun shot wound, and was taken to the Military Hospital in Leimakhong. His condition is stable. Additional columns have been inducted in the area and joint operations are in progress, said Spear Corps, Indian Army.