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Quake kills 'at least four people' in India's Manipur state

The earthquake stuck Manipur state in the early hours of Monday morning. Credit: RTV

At least four people have been killed and 100 injured by a 6.7 magnitude earthquake in northeastern India.

The quake struck at 04:35 local time near Imphal, the capital of Manipur state and close to the border with Myanmar, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

Reports suggest at least four people were killed by the 6.7 magnitude quake. Credit: RTV

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said a National Disaster Relief Force team had been sent to the remote region to assess the full extent of the damage.

He also tweeted that he has spoken to the Chief Minister of the state of Manipur, Okram Ibobi Singh, about the situation.

Indian consulate in Afghanistan under attack by gunmen

The Indian consulate in Afghanistan came under attack on Sunday as gunmen attempted to enter the compound following twin explosions, a spokesman for the local governor said.

Afghan security forces battled a group of gunmen near the consulate in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, officials said, as gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades rocked the surrounding area.

The attack, launched from a nearby house, came as Indian security forces were still trying to suppress an assault on an air base near the border withPakistan that has killed at least seven military personnel and wounded 20 others.

With an unknown number of gunmen holed up in the house across the street from the consulate, special forces units prepared an operation to clear the attackers, police spokesman Shir Jan Durani said.

No details were immediately available on any casualties or damage or on the number of attackers and there was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Indian troops corner gunmen on air base

Soldiers are still fighting at least two gunmen at an air force base near the frontier with Pakistan, over 24 hours after the compound came under attack.

The two suspected militants were discovered shortly after noon Sunday and hours later appeared to have been cornered, Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi told reporters, adding that he expected the gunmen to be "neutralised" soon.

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