GNLA militant killed in encounter

Goalpara (Assam): A militant of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) was killed and another injured in an encounter with a joint team of Army and police in Goalpara district on Sunday, police said.

The two GNLA cadres, riding a bike, fired at the security when they were intercepted by the team on a road in Khashi Ghaghra. In the ensuing encounter, one GNLA militant Khowak Marak was killed and his associate Niksrang Sangma injured.

Sangma was admitted to the Guwahati Medical College.

A pistol and four bullets were recovered from the militants based in Meghalaya, police said. The operation was conducted jointly by Assam Police and 19 Dogra Regiment.