Assam Rifles personnel killed in encounter, civilian injured

An Assam Rifles jawan has been killed and a civilian injured in an encounter with suspected militants at Khunthak village in Ukhrul district of Manipur.

The encounter took place in the hill district when the paramilitary forces were on a foot patrol yesterday, Assam Rifles sources said today.

The jawan has been identified as 42-year-old Bhupal Singh, the sources said.

The troops retaliated but the militants escaped by taking advantage of the hilly terrain.