At least six Dimasa National Liberation Army militants were killed on Sunday in an encounter with police and Assam Rifles in Dhansiri Area of Karbi Anglong district, a top police official said.
Four AK-47 rifles, four revolvers, some live grenades, improvised guns and huge rounds of ammunition were found in the possession of the slain militants. A section of media, however, said that eight DNLA guerillas were killed in the counter-militant operation, which is still underway under the command of the Karbi Anglong’s Additional Superintendent of Police Prakash Sonowal.
Director General of Assam Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said that six hardcore top cadres of DNLA were neutralised in Karbi Anglong District when they fired at a joint team of police and Assam Rifles during an anti-terror operation.
Counter-insurgency operations in the Dhansiripar area of the Karbi Anglong district, bordering Nagaland, were recently intensified after the suspected DNLA militants killed one Sanjoy Ronghang at Daojingphang village on May 19. Several organisations including Dimasa Students’ Union had condemned the killing.