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Bodo militant killed in encounter with security forces

Guwahati: A hardcore militant of Sonbijit faction of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) was today killed in an encounter with security forces in Assam's Kokrajhar district, police said.Acting on a tip-off, a joint team

PTI [ Updated: August 16, 2013 20:46 IST ]
bodo militant killed in encounter with security forces
bodo militant killed in encounter with security forces

Guwahati: A hardcore militant of Sonbijit faction of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) was today killed in an encounter with security forces in Assam's Kokrajhar district, police said.






Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of the police and Army launched an operation at Jharbari area of the district and in the encounter that followed, a militant of the outfit was killed on the spot, they said.

The security personnel recovered a 7.61 mm pistol and a grenade from the slain militant, who has been identified as B Laopan.

Security has been beefed up in the district following grenade blasts by the outfit on Independence Day yesterday, they added.

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