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Anti-talk ULFA militant killed in encounter

Press Trust of India  |  Tinsukia (Assam) 

The Army today shot dead a suspected anti-talk (Independent) militant in an encounter at Kakopathar area in Tinsukia district, a senior police official said.

The incident happened when soldiers of Madras Regiment were conducting routine checking of vehicles near Birat Amguri on NH 52, Superintendent of Police Mugdha Mahanta said.

A youth who was travelling in a public transport started firing on the soldiers when they stopped the vehicle.

The armymen retaliated and the youth was killed, the SP said.

Later, two pistols were found on the militant's person.

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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 15:32 IST