A heavy exchange of fire was reported between security forces and suspected Garo militants who apparently targeted a police outpost in Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district, police said on Wednesday.
Around 10 to 12 cadres of the Garo National Liberation Army started firing near Dobu police outpost, not far from the district headquarter town of Williamnagar, and engaged the security men who retaliated for over a couple of hours.
The firing from the militants was intermediate and it went on for three to four hours since last midnight.
"Though they seemed to target the outpost, no bullet marks were found on the walls of the outpost," a senior police official said.
However, there was no casualty in the firing.
A combing operation was launched in and around the area after the incident, officials said.