Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of the army and police launched an operation in Singhason Hill area under Manja police station and six militants were killed in the ensuing encounter, they said.
        
Five weapons of AK series, 7mm pistols and SLRs along with a huge cache of ammunitions and medicines were recovered from the slain militants, they claimed.
    
The KPLT was involved in killings, abductions, large scale extortions and had called an indefinite strike before the Lok Sabha polls demanding a separate state for the Karbis.

(Agencies)

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