KPLT’s Defence Secretary killed in Assam encounter

0Guwahati, August 27 : A top leader of Karbi militant group KPLT was gunned down during a gun fight with security forces in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district on Saturday evening, officials said.

According to the reports, following a tip-off, police and army had launched operation at Bhelaghat area in West Karbi Anglong where a Karbi militant group was hiding.

When the troops reached the remote area the militants started firing and bullets were exchanged, in which a militant killed on spot.

The slain militant was identified as Singri who is the self styled Defence secretary of the outfit group.

Security personnel also nabbed a militant and recovered two 9 mm pistols, ten rounds live ammunition, extortion notes from the area.

The Karbi militant group is active in the hill district and bordering areas of Nagaon.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

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