Tezpur: Two hardcore NDFB (anti-talk faction) militants were on Thursday killed in an
encounter with security forces in Assam`s Sonitpur district, police said.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of police and Army personnel launched a search operation in Dipanjali forest area near Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border and a fierce encounter followed in which the two militants were killed, Sonitpur Superintendent of Police Anand Prakash Tiwari said.
The security forces have also recovered two AK-56 rifles and some ammunition from the militants who have been identified as the outfit`s `Platoon Commander` Duphang and his bodyguard Nilant.
Combing operations were still continuing in the area, they said.