ASAK militant killed in Shillong

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Shillong: One Achik Songna Anpachakgipa Kotok (ASAK) militant has been killed in an encounter with Army and Meghalaya police in the jungles of Darenchigre in West Garo Hills in Meghalaya. Army sources said that based on specific intelligence, a joint search operation was conducted on Sunday.

During the operation, the forces came under heavy fire from militants to which they retaliated, neutralising one militant. On searching the area, the ASAK militant’s body was recovered along with one 7.65 mm pistol, some live rounds and few fired cases, the sources said. ASAK is a breakaway faction of the GNLA and was formerly known as the GNLA(F).

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