Security force kill 4 dreaded ULFA cadres

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Sibsagar, Feb 16 (UNI) The security forces landed a major success when a joint patrolling team of Army and Assam Police killed four dreaded ULFA militants early this morning near Sibsagar.

Acting on a tip-off, the joint patrol party cordoned off the area where the rebels were holed up in a house near Naphuk Naharani village of Sibsagar district.

In the ensuing gunbattle, all the four insurgents died. They belonged to the outfit's '28th Battalion'. Two of them were identified as Ranju Hazarika and Pratik Gogoi, official sources said, adding two others hailed from Majuli river island.

An AK 56 rifle with 16 rounds of ammunition, a pistol, four grenades, a mobile phone and expenditure slips of the outfit in several envelopes addressed to one 'Sergeant Major' Ram Singh were recovered, they added.

It is one of the series of stunning successes of the security forces since the past seven days starting with foiling the hijack episode besides, arrest of more than a dozen militants and recovery of bombs.

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