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NDFB-S militant killed in encounter


Guwahati: A suspected NDFB-Songbijit militant was killed in an encounter with a joint team of Assam police commandos and CRPF’s Cobra personnel at Ripu Reserve Forest in Kokrajhar district of Assam today, a police official said.

The security forces under the command of Kokrajhar district Superintendent of Police had launched an operation last night in a forest area, 9 kms north of Sorabil under Gossaigaon police station, IGP L R Bishnoi told PTI.

The insurgent was identified as Khwmthe (Khwmthe) alias Dada (28) and a 7.65 mm pistol, one magazine, four rounds of live ammunition, three fired cases and two 36-HE hand grenades were recovered from him, Bishnoi said.

NDFB-S Gossaigaon ‘platoon commander’ Medang narrowly escaped during the encounter, the IGP added.

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