GNLA militant killed in encounter

A Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militant was killed in an encounter with security forces here on Sunday, police said.

Goalpara (Assam): A Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militant was killed in an encounter with security forces here on Sunday, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of police and army personnel launched an operation in Nabang village under Krishnai police station of the district along the Assam- Meghalaya border, they said.

A group of militants opened fire on the security forces and an encounter followed in which an ultra was killed while the others managed to escape.

The security forces recovered a US carbine from the slain militant, sources said, adding that combing operations were on to nab the others who escaped.

PTI

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