Two militants killed in encounter in Assam

Two NDFB-Sonbijit militants were killed in an encounter with a joint police and army team in lower Assam's Chirang district on Sunday, a police official said.

Guwahati: Two NDFB-Sonbijit militants were killed in an encounter with a joint police and army team in lower Assam's Chirang district on Sunday, a police official said.

The militants exchanged fire with the security forces in the Chirang reserve forest, 7 km North-west of Selaguri, IGP L R Bishnoi said.

The militants were yet to be identified, Bishnot said, adding an M-16 rifle, an AK series rifle and an Insas rifle were recovered from the slain ultra.

One person kidnapped by the extremist outfit was also rescued during the encounter, he added. 

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