Unidentified gunmen fire at Army patrol

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Guwahati, Nov 4 (UNI) An Army patrol was fired at by suspected militants in Raja Sinla in Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district, bordering Assam, yesterday.

Army sources informed today that unidentified gunmen fired two-three rounds at a routine Army patrol of Red Horns Division from a distant point, forcing the personnel to fire in retaliation.

More troops were sent to the area later and a combing operation launched in the thickly forested adjoining places to eliminate possibility of presence of ultras.

However, no clues were found, with the Army not ruling out the possibility of militants being involved.

There were no injuries on the Army side, the sources added.


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