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Assam: Army busts militant camp, one killed
K Anurag in Guwahati | April 20, 2008 17:56 IST
One militant was killed when the Army busted a camp of the tribal militant group Karbi Longri North Cachar Hills Liberation Front in Assam on Sunday. The Army also recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the militants' jungle base in Karbi Anglong hill district of Assam.
Acting on specific information, the Army personnel zeroed in on the camp of the militant group inside dense forest, about 12 kilometers away from Manja in insurgency-ravaged Karbi Anglong district.
The sentry on guard, who opened fire at the Army, was shot dead in retaliatory fire. The rest of the militants fled deeper inside the forest.
The Army recovered a large number of arms and ammunition besides combat dresses, ration, utensils and electronic gadgets from the camp.
The KLNLF is the breakaway faction of the United People's Democratic Solidarity, which is now pursuing a peace treaty with the Centre. The KLNLF has been terrorising the interior parts of Karbi Anglong hill district, a thickly forested terrain in the sparsely populated hill district, which has very few police stations.
Besides resorting to rampant extortion in the hill district, bomb blasts masterminded by KLNLF militants has claimed the lives of many innocent civilians in the district.