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Security forces continue search post-encounter in Assam
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 8/20/2011 12:00:00 AM
Security forces continue search post-encounter in Assam

Silchar: Security forces Saturday continued their combing operation in Assam following a fierce encounter in which seven tribal militants were killed, police said.

The Indian Army soldiers, central para-military troopers and Assam Police personnel were involved in the operation even as the bodies of the militants were brought to Karimganj district headquarters Saturday afternoon.

The encounter happened Friday in Gutguti tribal-dominated village along the Assam-Mizoram border in Karimganj district.

A helicopter was being used to ascertain if there were more bodies in the forest area.

Naik Shankar Tarafdar of the Indian Army was wounded in the gun battle.

Seven sophisticated rifles, a grenade and two pistols besides a huge quantity of ammunition were recovered from the encounter site.

Acting on a tip-off, soldiers of the Indian Army along with the local police Friday morning launched a manhunt in the village, about 150 km from here.

"The rebels started firing. In the retaliatory attack, the army jawans gunned down seven militants on the spot," Superintendent of Police Diganta Bora told reporters.

Militant outfits United Democratic Liberation Army and Bru Liberation Army are active in southern Assam, northern Tripura and western Mizoram.


Security forces continue search post-encounter in Assam


भारत डिफेंस कवच की नई हिन्दी पत्रिका ‘डिफेंस मॉनिटर’ का ताजा अंक ऊपर दर्शाया गया है। इसके पहले दस पन्ने आप मुफ्त देख सकते हैं। पूरी पत्रिका पढ़ने के लिए कुछ राशि का भुगतान करना होता है। पुराने अंक आप पूरी तरह फ्री पढ़ सकते हैं। पत्रिका के अंकों पर क्लिक करें और देखें। -संपादक

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