TURA, Sept 28 - Two militants were gunned down in an early morning encounter today between a group of unidentified militants from Garo Hills and a joint team of Army and Assam police. The encounter took place near Chalibhui village under Mankachar Police Station in Assam at about 3.30 am today.
Assam police sources said that check points were set up in various places following information about movement of militants in the area. �It was in Chalibhui that our team encountered them leading to a shootout in which two of the militants were killed�, said SP South Salmara, HK Nath.
The bodies of the two militants were later taken to Dhubri for post-mortem. The team recovered one AK 56 gun, one hand grenade, one .32 pistol besides other items from the spot. �The killed militats are yet to be identified�, added Nath.