Two KPLT militants killed in Assam

Diphu (Assam), Apr 2: Two militants of the Karbi Peoples Liberation Tigers (KPLT) opposing the state Assembly elections were killed in an encounter with security forces in Karbi Anglong district, police said today.

The insurgents exchanged fire with a joint team of police and Army in which two of its cadres were killed at Borlangso last night, Superintendent of Police Debojit Deuri said.


The arms and ammunition recovered from the slain ultras include one HK-36 rifle with two magazines of 45 cartridges, a point 22 pistol with cartridges, a 303 pistol with eight cartridges and two INSAS rifles, he said.

The KPLT issued threats to media persons recently after journalists at a meeting in Diphu Press Club had unanimously decided not to publish the outfit's press releases calling for bandhs opposing the elections scheduled in the district on April 4 during the first phase of elections in the state, a press club official said.


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