Imphal/UNI: Army and Assam Rifles have launched large scale combing operations in vulnerable flash points in the state as armed persons burnt houses and attacked people in the valley areas.
Armed persons had been attacking villages in the foothills from the hill areas during the last few days and security personnel were stationed in about 36 key areas.
Army officials said Army and Assam Rifles have launched multiple search operations at Kangchup, Motbung, Saikul, Pukhao and Sagolmang on Saturday to track down any armed insurgents operating in these areas.
These operations are part of overall ongoing efforts of Army and Assam Rifles to restore peace and normalcy in the State of Manipur.
Army Columns are using latest technology weapons, equipment and other Force Multipliers while operating in the forested mountainous areas.Army Chief Manoj Pande will also review the situation.
Over 70 people have been killed, over 47,000 people displaced, highway has been blocked and internet remained suspended after a clash between two communities on May 3 last.