NDFB(S) militant killed in encounter with security forces
Guwahati: A hardcore militant of Sonbijit faction of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) was today killed in an encounter with security forces in Assam`s Kokrajhar district, police said.
Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of the police and Army launched an operation at Jharbari area of the district and in the encounter that followed, a militant of the outfit was killed on the spot, they said.
The security personnel recovered a 7.61 mm pistol and a grenade from the slain militant, who has been identified as B Laopan.
Security has been beefed up in the district following grenade blasts by the outfit on Independence Day yesterday, they added.
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