Soldiers on Friday shot dead six Karbi militants in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district, police said.
Karbi Anglong Superintendent of Police Debajot Deuri said the militants belonged to the Karbi Peoples Liberation Tigers or KPLT-S. A soldier was also injured in the gun battle.
An INSAS rifle, a self-loading rifle, three pistols, a gun and two grenades were recovered from the dead men.
“An army unit raided a remote location on Thursday night. They spotted some suspicious movement. The militants fired at the forces, leading to a gun battle on Friday,” Deuri said.
The KPLT-S is a splinter group of KPLT. The group is involved in several extortion activities in and around Karbi Anglong district.