Two CRPF commandos were critically injured when they were attacked by suspected Garo tribal militants in North Garo Hills district in Meghalaya on Thursday, police said.
A commando was shot in the chest, while the other in the leg when they were on a routine operation at Soinang area to flush out militants hiding in the district in the wee hours, Superintendent of Police J F K Marak said.
Both the injured commandos were rushed to Guwahati for treatment and their conditions have improved and are currently out of danger, he said.
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Police suspects that the Garo National Liberation Army militants headed by their ‘Area Commander’ Philliport was behind the attack, the SP said.
Police have recovered three pistols along with ammunition, a clamour mine, a grenade, an AK magazine and some documents from the spot, Marak said.