2 NDFB militants killed in encounter in Assam

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Guwahati, April 1: Two National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Sonitpur district of Assam on Wednesday.

Acting on a specific information, a joint operation was launched by troops of Assam Rifles and police at Lakhipathar area, followed by an encounter in which the militants were killed early today, a defence spokesman said.

The security forces recovered an AK-47, a magazine, ten rounds of fired cartridges, five rounds of live 7.62 mm ammunition, a Chinese grenade and some personal belongings, they said.

The slain militants have been identified as self-styled 'Deputy Commandant' Sohiasula and self-styled 'Sergeant Major' Ratan, he said.

PTI

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