Four NDFB(S) Militants Killed in Assam Gun Battle, Arms Recovered

Guwahati, September 28 : Four hardcore militants of the Sangbijit faction of National democratic Front of Bodoland were killed in a gun battle with security forces in Assam’s Kokrajhar district on Sunday.

Security forces recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the slain militants.

The incident took place in the Moinaguri area under Kachugaon police station in the district on Sunday morning, where the militants were killed during an encounter with security forces.

Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of police and army were sent to the remote area and launched an operation where the militant group was hiding.

“Based on intelligence received, when the troops reached the area the militants started firing and heavy bullets were exchanged,” Assam police IGP (BTAD) Dr LR Bisnoi said.

Four militants were killed on the spot and other militants managed to flee from the gun battle area.

The deceased militants have yet to be identified.

Security forces recovered one AK-47 rifle, three pistols and several rounds of live ammunition from the slain militants.

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Hemanta Kumar Nath is a correspondent in Assam, India, who reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state.