Six killed in attack by militants in Assam
Six persons, including two militants, were killed in an attack and counter-attack in Assam`s Karbi Anglong district.
Diphu: Six persons, including two militants, were killed in an attack and counter-attack in Assam`s Karbi Anglong district on Friday.
A group of Karbi Peoples` Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militants swooped down on Khowanigaon village in Bokajan sub-division and fired killing four persons, including three women, police sources said.
Those killed were identified as Ngashenle N Rengma, Rhinghole H Rengma, Logule S Rengma and Kegwathong K Rengma.
Following the attack, militants belonging to Naga Rengma Hills Protection Force launched a counter attack and killed two KPLT militants in a dense forest about five kilometres from the village, sources said.
The village, inhabited by Rengma villagers, had earlier witnessed a clash with Karbis a week ago who had threatened them.