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Manipur CM announces 5 lakh cash reward for information on Kangpokpi Gun Attack Incident

IMPHAL: Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh announced a cash reward worth Rs 5 lakh to anyone who can provide details about the recent indiscriminate gun attack in B Gamnom village, Kangpokpi district of Manipur.

The Chief Minister announced the cash reward on Thursday during the inauguration of ‘CM’s Health for All.’

At least four people, including an eight-year-old child, were killed while two others were injured after several insurgents opened fire at a gathering in B Gamnom village, police said.

The incident occurred two days after rebels from the banned Kuki National Liberation Army (KNLA) were killed by security troops in nearby villages in the state.

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CM Biren Singh condemned the occurrence, calling it a terrorist attack.

“Killing innocent people, especially minors is a heinous act for which the government will not spare or compromise those responsible,” he added.

Villagers were conducting a condolence service at B Ganom village ground when KNLA members opened fire at 11.30 a.m. on Tuesday, according to reports.

Two locals killed on the spot, including village chief NP Kholen. Later, authorities discovered two more dead in the village’s area, both with bullet wounds.

There was also an injured two-year-old boy.

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