Around 33 tribal militants have been killed recently in India’s far northeastern state of Manipur in an ongoing security force operation following ethnic clashes in the region,

Iran PressAsia: At least 33 militants, belonging to different underground groups, have been so far gunned down by security forces in strife-torn Manipur, during the ongoing combing operations to control the large-scale and sporadic incidents of violence in the northeastern state.

Addressing the media in capital Imphal, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh said: “At least 33 militants have been killed so far by the security forces during their operations to check violent incidents and attacks on civilians.”

The CM issued the statement even as the Indian Army is engaged in a combing operation in the state to control the incidents of violence.

The Indian Army launched the combing operation when Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Manoj Pande was present in Manipur for a two-day visit.