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Tura: A suspected GNLA militant was killed in an encounter with police in remote Era A’ning area of Nangalbibra in South Garo Hills on Thursday noon.
Police teams which have been conducting counter-insurgency operations in the area for the last couple of days came across a group of GNLA cadres who were moving through a coal depot area of Era A’ning.
The 5-6 member armed group was spotted at around 11:45 am and a gun battle lasting close to twenty minutes erupted between the two sides, informed South Garo Hills police.
In the firing one militant was shot dead and a carbine machine gun was recovered from the encounter site. Police suspect the deceased to be GNLA cadre Jamindar belonging to the Rakkam D Shira command of the outfit.
Rakkam is the finance secretary of the outfit and also its area commander for Nangalbibra which is rich in coal depots.