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Garo militant killed, camp busted

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SHILLONG, Feb 2 � A Garo militant on Monday was killed in a fierce gunfight with security forces in Meghalaya as security forces busted a militant transit camp, police said.

The gunfight broke out when A�chik Matgrik Elite Force (AMEF) militants opened fire at a team of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) backed by Combat Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) commandos raiding their transit camp at a hilltop at Boldra Abri area near Soba Jambal village in North Garo Hills district.

�An AMEF militant identified as Sengrak S Sangma alias Andalao Matgrik was killed on the spot while the others, including its chairman Jack Marak escaped," district police Chief JFK Marak told IANS.

A pistol, PEK explosives, detonators, two high-frequency wireless sets and some documents were recovered from the camp site, police said.

The AMEF is a splinter group of the Garo National Liberation Army, a terrorist organisation fighting for a separate Garoland to be carved out of Meghalaya. � IANS

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Garo militant killed, camp busted

SHILLONG, Feb 2 � A Garo militant on Monday was killed in a fierce gunfight with security forces in Meghalaya as security forces busted a militant transit camp, police said.

The gunfight broke out when A�chik Matgrik Elite Force (AMEF) militants opened fire at a team of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) backed by Combat Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) commandos raiding their transit camp at a hilltop at Boldra Abri area near Soba Jambal village in North Garo Hills district.

�An AMEF militant identified as Sengrak S Sangma alias Andalao Matgrik was killed on the spot while the others, including its chairman Jack Marak escaped," district police Chief JFK Marak told IANS.

A pistol, PEK explosives, detonators, two high-frequency wireless sets and some documents were recovered from the camp site, police said.

The AMEF is a splinter group of the Garo National Liberation Army, a terrorist organisation fighting for a separate Garoland to be carved out of Meghalaya. � IANS