Diphu (Assam): A suspected `area commander` of the Karbi Peoples` Liberation Tigers (KPLT) was killed in an encounter with police today in Karbi Anglong district.
Superintendent of Police Mukdhajyoti Mahanta said police launcehd an operation under the Bokajan SDPO against some KPLT militants, reportedly hiding in Deihori area.
An encounter took place between the personnel of Assam Police and the KPLT cadre, killing one terrorist.
Although a detailed identification is yet to be carried out, police suspect the deceased to be the KPLT`s Mirjeng area commander.
Police also recovered one AK-56 rifle along with two magazines, Mahanta said.
Yesterday, three police personnel, including an Assisant Sub Inspector, were seriously injured when a 60-member group of miscreants from Nagaland side fired upon a 15-policemen patrol in Doldoli Reserve Forest in the district.