Meghalaya commandos attacked, IED fails to explode

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 20:30

Shillong: A team of Meghalaya Police
commandos on Tuesday came under attack from Garo militants who
fired at them and lobbed an IED which, however, failed to
explode.

Around 10 Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) commandos
were on a patrol when Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA)
militants fired at them at Rajarankati near Chokpot in the
state`s South Garo Hills district this afternoon, DIG (Western
Range) GHP Raju said.

A heavy exchange of fire took place between the two
sides, but there was no injury or casualty, he said.

While fleeing, the GNLA militants lobbed a grenade
towards the commandos but it did not explode.

A team from the BSF and CRPF have also been called to
the place to diffuse the bomb.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 20:30
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