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Militants kill eight in West Tripura dist

Suspected NLFT militants killed them at Brindabanghat in the wee hours today.

india Updated: Sep 25, 2005 11:05 IST

Eight persons, including four women and one child, were killed by militants at Brindabanghat in West Tripura district in the wee hours of Sunday.

Police said the insurgents, suspected to be activists of banned National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT), first attacked a small police camp in the area.

The group then encircled three-four houses of the village and fired at the residents killing seven persons on the spot and injuring three others, police said.

One of the injured later succumbed to injuries at Agartala Medical College Hospital.

Huge contingents of police and Tripura State Rifles (TSR) have launched extensive combing operation in the area, they said.

First Published: Sep 25, 2005 08:47 IST