The bodies of 13 people were found in Manipur’s Tengnoupal district in India, hours after security forces received inputs that a firefight had taken place there, Report informs referring to The Indian Express.

According to sources in the security establishment, Leithu in Tengnoupal district, where the bodies were found, “is an area where there has been no past record of conflict during the current ethnic violence. It is located around 10 km Northwest from Saibol, where there was recently an attempt to target an Assam Rifles patrol through an IED attack”.

“When security personnel reached the location this afternoon (following inputs of a firefight), they recovered 13 bodies,” said security sources, adding that “their identities are not yet known and verified”.

According to security sources, there were no weapons found near the bodies. “Senior police officials have been informed of this development,” said sources.