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Two militants of anti-talk faction group of Karbi Longri National Liberation Front (KLNLF) were killed in an encounter with the police in Karbi Anglong district, Assam on May 19, officials said. Several arms-ammunitions were seized from the slain militants.


Karbi Anglong SP K K Sarma said, a three members group of anti-talk faction KLNLF were taking shelter in dense forest area at Dongkeklangsoo under Bakuliaghat Police Station in the hilly district. The encounter took place when police personnel in search operation were attacked by the militants. The police retaliated killing two of the militants. Killed militants identified as Chandra Teron alias Bengbong, who sergeant of the group and another Ananda Takbi.


An AK-47 rifle, a SLR, huge quantity of ammunitions and several documents were seized from the slain militants, police added.


412 cadres of KLNLF were laid sown arms at Diphu, district headquarter of the district on February 11 in this year. But the 25-member group of militants had stayed away when their colleagues laid down arms. The group, led by Amitabh Hanse alias Sarthe Hanse, has imposed “taxes” on goods trucks and business institutions and government employees serving in the interior border areas of Nagaon and Karbi Anglong district, police added.


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