DIPHU: Six Karbi Peoples Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militants, including two of its top leaders, were killed and a Jawan was harmed in an encounter with Army in the early hours in Karbi Anglong area of Assam on Friday.

On particular data, the joint police and armed force group launched an operation at Banipathar region under Bokajan police station and at around 1 AM the militants traded fire with the security forces inside a jungle, Superintendent of Police Debojit Deuri told PTI.

Six KPLT were neutralised in the encounter, while an army man was injured, the SP said.

Two top leaders of the underground outfit were suspected to have been killed in the encounter, the SP said, adding, the identification process was on.

The injured army man was taken to hospital, he said.

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