Two NDFB militants killed in encounter
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Last Updated: Thursday, April 07, 2011, 16:10
Tezpur: Two hardcore NDFB (anti-talk faction) militants were today 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.


First Published: Thursday, April 07, 2011, 16:10

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