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8 dead, explosives discovered as Manipur violence continue

Thursday witnessed more violence in the foothills of Manipur; according to officials, there were at least eight deaths and 18 injuries in the districts of Bishnupur and Churachandpur as a result of ongoing fighting between Kukis and Meiteis since August 29. The chief minister, N Biren Singh, described the situation as “critical” and urged everyone to remain calm.

Fresh shooting has also been reported from the nearby Churachandpur district areas of Chingphei and Khousabung.

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