Published: 12:08, April 14, 2024
2 killed in clash between armed groups in India's Manipur
By Xinhua

Smoke bellows from a street after a standoff between mob and security forces at Sekhon in Imphal East during ongoing ethnic violence in India's north-eastern Manipur state on June 15, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP)

NEW DELHI - Two people were killed in a gunfight between two armed groups Saturday in India's northeastern state of Manipur, police said.

The gunfight broke out in an area at the border of Imphal East district and Kangpokpi district.

Violent videos purportedly of Saturday's incident widely circulated on social media show bodies being stamped on and dragged.

The violence has shattered peace in Manipur days ahead of voting for India's general elections.