‘Two ASAK (A'chik Songna An'pachakgipa Kotok) militants were killed and six others managed to escape in a fierce gunfight with the Army and Meghalaya Police at Soba Jambal village under Mendipathar police station,’ Inspector General of Police in-charge of Operations, G.H.P. Raju, said.

Soba Jambal village, bordering Assam's Goalpara district, is about 280 Km from here. Two 7.65-mm pistols, three grenades are among the material recovered from the encounter site, the police official said.

Raju said the pre-dawn raid was carried out by a joint team of the Army and Meghalaya police after specific inputs received by the Army about the presence of ASAK militants at Soba Jambal village.

Three militants - two from GNLA and one from ULFA - were killed when security forces busted their makeshift camp at Songma Enggok area in Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district.

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