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One Killed, 5 Hurt in Imphal Church Shooting

ICC Note:

Attack on Evangelical Baptist Church , security forces implicated.

The Times of India (08/21/06) – IMPHAL: One person was killed and five others were injured when unidentified persons fired at a crowded church in Churachandpur district of Manipur on Sunday night, official sources said.

Sources said on Monday that evening services were being held in the church at Vengnuom area when some armed persons in combat dress came in a vehicle and started firing in the direction of the church at around 8 pm.

One person, identified as Thangkhalian (35), died on the spot, sources said adding that five others identified as Sumkhamluwa (16), Longjamang (21), Lengjiyangching (22) and Thangmuwanglal (19) were injured.

The injured were being treated at Churachandpur district hospital, sources said adding that condition of Lengjamang and Thangmuwanglal was stated to be serious.

Identities of the armed persons were not immediately known, sources said.