Meghalaya: Encounter between GNLA and security forces

Shillong: Heavy exchange of fire between security personnel and Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) was reported at Arengdo in East Garo Hills district of Meghalaya on Friday, police said.

Acting on a tip off, Meghalaya Police SWAT Commandos and CRPF's COBRA launched the operation last evening in the area.

A pistol, detonators and documents were recovered from the area, he said.

No casualty was reported from both sides, police said.

Deemed as a terror group, GNLA is actively involved in extortion, abduction of government officials and businessmen besides killing security forces in western Garo Hills districts of Meghalaya.