Two Hand Grenades Recovered in Karbi Anglong

Security forces recovered two chinese hand grenades and ammunitions from an encounter spot in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district on wednesday morning, police said.

“Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of army and police had launched a search operation at Rongmongwe area under Dalamara police station in the hill district on Wednesday morning, where a militant group of Karbi People’s Liberation Tigers (KPLT) were hiding,” a senior police official said

Reports say when the security personnels reached the area, the militants fired on security forces and bullets were exchanged.

The militant group managed to flee from the encounter spot, but security forces recovered two hand grenades, two magazines and 30 rounds of live ammunitions.

Recently, two KPLT militants were killed during a gun battle with security forces in the district.

The militant group is active in Karbi Anglong and border areas of Nagaon and Golaghat district.

Hemanta Kumar Nath is a correspondent in Assam, India, who reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state.