Kolkata, July 17: In a series of joint operations, the Army and Assam Police today gunned down three top NDFB(S) militants in Kokrajhar district.
On specific intelligence inputs on movement of hardcore NDFB (S) terrorists, Army challenged suspected individuals who were moving through dense jungles in the early hours today.
After coming under "heavy nondiscriminatory fire" the joint team retaliated with controlled fire and killed the three hardcore NDFB(S) militants, the officials said.
"The three terrorists have been identified as Rahul Basumatari, Ritu Basumatari and Surjen Borgyari. Interestingly, Surjen has been identified as a 38th batch, Myanmar-trained NDFB militant.The Army team retaliated with controlled fire and in the ensuing fire fight, three top terrorist of the outlawed group National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit) were neutralized," says the spokesperson informed OneIndia Defence Bureau.
Four pistols, a large quantity of ammunition, hand grenades have been recovered from the slain militants.
Officials claimed that the surgical operation which was carried out under torrential rains, in thick foliage and undergrowth of the Assam jungles, is a major setback to the NDFB(S), which has been active in the area.
With PTI inputs