Guwahati: A hardcore ULFA militant was shot dead in an encounter with the Army in lower Assam`s Goalpara district on Saturday.
Police said a group of militants were on an extortion drive in Lakhipur village when they were intercepted by an army patrol team.
On being challenged the ultras, numbering about five, fired on the security men leading to a retaliation.
One militant, who was yet to be identified, was killed and one pistol recovered from him, police said adding that others managed to escape. The body of the ultra has been handed over to the police and further investigations are on.