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Militant, constable killed in encounter in Assam's Karbi Anglong

Monday, 23 June 2014 - 12:30pm IST | Place: Diphu (Assam) | Agency: PTI

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A top UPLA militant leader and a police constable were killed in an encounter at Hanse Basti in Diphu area of Karbi Anglong district on Monday.

The United Peoples Liberation Army (ULPA)'s Diphu 'Area Commander' Rajib Ingleng was killed and constable Gautam Kuch seriously injured in an encounter with police in the wee hours, Superintendent of Police Mukdha Jyoti Mahanta said.

While the militant was killed on the spot, the constable succumbed to his wounds in Diphu Civil Hospital, he said. An AK-47 assault rifle and some ammunition were recovered from the rebel, he said.

The UPLA had on June 5 killed Nitya Nanda Goswami, Superintendent of Police of Hamren police district along with his personal security officer during a police operation against the insurgent outfit. 

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