Ten rebels surrender in Assam; ULFA woman cadre killed

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Guwahati, Jan 5 (UNI) As many as ten ULFA and NSCN (IM) militants, including two female ULFA cadres, surrendered before the Army in Assam's Tinsukia district today.

The militants laid down arms before the 2nd Bihar Regiment in Gelapukhuri area in presence of the Brigadier of 181 Mountain Brigade, district Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police and other officials.

The surrendered militant included seven from the ULFA, including two female cadres.

The ULFA cadres were from the 'C company' of the outfit's main strike forces '28th battalion' and included a 'lance corporal' and 'sergeant'.

The remaining three militants were from the Issak-Muivah faction of the NSCN.

The militants laid down one each .32 rifle, .22 pistol, .32 revolver, two nine mm pistols, two grenades, four Chinese-made mines, 140 rounds of ammunition and one IED circuit.

Meanwhile, a woman ULFA cadre of the outfit's '28th battalion C company' 'sergeant' Swapna Boruah alias Swapna Moran was killed in an encounter with 7/11 Gorkha Regiment at Dirak Rongpuria Nagaon under Kakopathar Police Station in Tinsukia district last night.

Two other associates of the slain militant managed to flee, Army sources said today.

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