Three KPLT militants killed in encounter

Three Karbi Peoples` Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Assam`s Karbi Anglong district.

Diphu (Assam): Three Karbi Peoples` Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Assam`s Karbi Anglong district on Wednesday, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, the police, army and CRPF personnel had launched a joint operation in Dolamara area, under Santipur police station in Bokajan sub-division of the district, and came upon a group of seven heavily armed militants.

A fierce encounter ensued in which three militants were killed but the remaining four managed to escape, police said.
The security forces recovered three AK-56 rifles and huge quantities of ammunition from the encounter site.

A massive combing operation has been launched in the area to nab the militants who managed to escape, the sources added.
PTI

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