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Army jawan killed in encounter with NDFB

An Army jawan was killed in an encounter with suspected NDFB militants in Assam`s Sonitpur district on Wednesday, officials said.



Guwahati: An Army jawan was killed in an encounter with suspected NDFB militants in Assam`s Sonitpur district on Wednesday, officials said.

Troops on patrol were fired upon by the militants in Chariduar area of the district bordering Arunachal Pradesh and a jawan was killed in the encounter which followed, they said.

The slain jawan has been identified as Raju Kumar of 7 Bihar Regiment.

One of the militants was caught, while the others fled, the officials said.

PTI

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