Commandos of the Manipur Police have been engaging insurgents for over eight hours today in several areas of the state hit by ethnic violence, Chief Minister N Biren Singh told reporters today they have got reports that "40 terrorists" have been shot dead.
"The terrorists have been using M-16 and AK-47 assault rifles and sniper guns against civilians. They came to many villages to burn down homes. We have started taking very strong action against them with the help of the army and other security forces. We have got reports some 40 terrorists have been shot dead," Mr Singh told reporters today.
Meanwhile, the Central government is sending para-military forces to Manipur to control the situation.