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Terrorist killed, constable injured in Assam

An AK-47 rifle, two magazines, live ammunition, some cash and a cellphone were recovered from the slain terrorist.

india Updated: Oct 18, 2006 17:58 IST

Aterrorist was killed and a policeman injured in an exchange of fire between a group of unidentified ultras who had laid an ambush in central Assam's north Cachar Hills district, police said on Wednesday.

Reportson Tuesdaynight had said that only a policeman was injured in the gunbattle. However, police officials returning from the remote Khumunnum area said an insurgent was also killed in retaliatory firing.

His body was recovered from a jungleonWednesdaymorning during search operations, police said.

An AK-47 rifle, two magazines, 136 rounds of live ammunition, Rs 4000 in cash and a cellphone were recovered from the slain extremist.

The injured constable, hit by three bullets on the left side of his chest, was admitted to Haflong Civil hospital and his condition was stated to be stable.

The police personnel, including officer incharge of Mahur police station, were ambushed by a group of 10 ultras at about 6 pm.

Earlier on October 6, 11 persons, including seven Railway Protection Special Force personnel and two railway workers, were killed in an ambush by insurgents of Dima Halam Daogah (Black Widow group) in the district.

First Published: Oct 18, 2006 17:58 IST