NDFB militant killed in encounter

Guwahati: An NDFB militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Assam's Chirang district on Tuesday, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of police and army launched an operation at Santipur village, where in an encounter a militant belonging to the Ranjan Daimary-led anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) was killed.

The security forces recovered a pistol with several rounds of ammunition and five empty cartridges from the spot.