Narendra Modi still to take charge, 5 UALA cadres killed in encounter with forces in Meghalaya

Written by PTI | Shillong | Updated: May 20 2014, 13:14pm hrs
Security forces today gunned down five cadres of the UALA insurgent group in Meghalaya in an early morning raid operation.

Officials said the encounter occurred in the wee hours today in the forests of Chiakakogre in Williamnagar, headquarters of the East Garo Hills district of the state, when a squad led by an elite commando team of CRPF's CoBRA and state police shot the ultras down.

Three AK series assault rifles, as many magazines and a pistol have been seized by the security forces from the slain United A'chik Liberation Army (UALA) cadres, they said.

A large combing operation has been launched in the area, they said.