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NLFT militant killed in Tripura encounter

A National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) insurgent was killed in an encounter with security forces at Naitongcherra in Dhadai district.

india Updated: Sep 01, 2005 15:31 IST

An insurgent of banned National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) was killed in an encounter with security forces at Naitongcherra in Dhadai district, police said on Thursday.

Acting on a specific information, a joint team of police and Tripura State Rifles (TSR) launched a special operation at Naitongcherra on Wednesday night and was fired upon by the ultras when they reached their temporary hideout.

The forces also retaliated by opening fire and following a 15-minute long encounter, the ultras managed to escape from the scene.

Later, a bullet riddled body of an insurgent was recovered by the jawans, which was identified as that of Jaipal Tripura (30), a hardcore militant, the police said.