Tezpur: A hardcore NDFB militant
was killed in an encounter with security forces in Assam`s
Sonitpur district along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border
today, police said.
Acting on a tip-off, police launched a massive search
operation at Lalborahi under Rangapara police station area to
trace two abducted cloth traders and in the encounter that
followed, a NDFB militant was killed.
The traders, who were kidnapped by suspected NDFB
militants on May 21 from a market, however, remain untraced.
Police have recovered a 9 mm carbine with magazine, 12
rounds of live cartridges and one hand grenade from the slain
unidentified militant, sources said.