Three hardcore militants of United People’s Liberation Front (UPLF) were killed in a gun battle with security forces in Assam’s Dima Hasao district in the early hours on Thursday, police said.
The encounter took place in the Hatikhuli area under Langting police station in the hills district, where security personnel shot dead three UPLF militants.
The slain militants were identified as Nablai Dimasa, R Dimasa and Phonjit Kathar and security personnel recovered a AK-56 rifle with two magazines, one 7.65 pistol with two magazines, one Chinese hand grenade, 50 rounds live ammunition from the encounter place.
“Based on intelligence, a joint team of Assam police and Assam Rifles launched an operation in the remote area and the militants were killed in a gun battle,” a top police official told the media.
Security forces launched a search operation in the area to search for members of the outfit group.