Two persons were killed and almost 50 were injured in two separate firing incidents between security forces and armed miscreants in the Tengnoupal district of Manipur on Friday, PTI reported.

The firing began in the Pallel town early on Friday. Unidentified officials told the news agency that the situation remains tense but the firing has stopped as of now.

Earlier in the day, groups of Meitei women, known as Meira Paibis, had blocked roads and stopped security forces from moving out of their camps to handle the situation.

Tension was palpable in the area and security forces fired tear gas shells to bring the situation under control.

The violence in Tengnoupal comes a day after around 150 people were injured in Bishnupur district as security forces fired several rounds of tear gas shells to disperse thousands of protestors trying to remove Army barricades.

The Coordinating Committee on Manipur Integrity, the most influential of Meitei civil society groups, had asked residents to push back Army barricades at Phougakchao Ikhai towards Kuki-Zomi dominated Churachandpur. This will enable Meiteis, who have been displaced in the ethnic violence that started on May 3, to return to their homes, the group had said.

At the call of COCOMI, around 10,000 over 10,000 protestors had assembled in Phougakchao Ikhai and Kwakta towns, security officials said.