TURA, Oct 1 - Two 6th battalion personnel of Meghalaya police were today killed in an ambush by suspected Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militants. The two policemen, in civilian clothes, were allegedly fired upon at point blank range this afternoon before the militants escaped from the spot.
The two killed policemen, identified as Helpingstone Nongkseh and Kundan Dalu, were on their way to Williamnagar from the police camp in Bolkingre in a motorcycle when they were shot near the Chachatgre hanging bridge, about a kilometre from the main town.
They were attacked near the Chachatgre shed where the militants were allegedly waiting. The police strongly suspect the banned GNLA to be behind the ambush.
The police found bread and other items nearby suggesting that the group may have been lying in wait and did not attack the armed personnel who had gone past in the morning but waited for unarmed men, sources said.