Gunfight in India’s Manipur Leaves 13 Dead in Latest Unrest

At least 13 people have been killed in a gunfight between two unknown armed groups in India’s restive Manipur state, a police official said.

Their bodies, with multiple bullet wounds, were found on Monday in a village in the northeastern state’s Tengnoupal district where the official said a “massive” gunfight was reported.

The killings came seven months after deadly ethnic clashes erupted between members of the majority Meitei group and the minority Kuki-Zo community over sharing government benefits and quotas.

The Meiteis are primarily Hindus and live in and around Imphal, while others such as the Kuki-Zo, are predominantly Christian and reside in the adjacent hill districts.

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