Karbi rebels surrender, IEDs found in Assam

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Guwahati, May 31: Three Karbi militants laid down their arms, an ULFA linkman was arrested and two powerful IEDs were recovered in three major counter-insurgency operations in Assam today.

The three militants of the Karbi Longri NC Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF) surrendered at the BSF DIG headquarters at Guwahati before IG (AM and N frontier) PK Mishra and BSF's 16th battalion DIG RL Sharma.

The rebels were 'corporal and tax collector' Thomas Rongpi, 'junior private' Janaram Jirang and 'junior private' Rupsing Terang.

They deposited one each of 9 mm pistol, AK 47 and 7.65 pistol.

Meanwhile, two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), weighing 10 kg, were recovered at Golokgunj in Dhubri district early this morning.

One Karim Mandal has also been arrested in this connection. An ULFA linkman, Komala Rajkhowa, was also arrested from Sivsagar district today.


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