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Kidnap foiled

By Biplab Kr Dey

TURA, Feb 27 - A constable was injured during an exchange of fire with suspected Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militants when a kidnapping attempt by the outfit was foiled by the police on Wednesday.

The incident occurred when the police foiled the bid to kidnap traders from the Gabil weekly market, at the tri-junction of three districts of East, West and North Garo Hills.

According to information, a police team was returning from Gabil market, when an unidentified gunman fired at the police while the the latter were in the midst of kidnapping two traders. Havildar Sengbath Marak sustained injury on his hand, said IGP Operations (Law and Order), GHP Raju.

The police retaliated leading to the militants fleeing to the nearby jungle. A SWAT team and 2nd battalion personnel immediately rushed to the spot for combing operations. �Prompt action by the police saved the kidnap victims�, said Raju.

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