Two militants killed in Assam, were planning Independence Day attacks

Guwahati: Two hardcore NDFB-S militants who were allegedly planning to target security forces in Assam in the run-up to Independence Day have been killed in Kokrajhar district of Assam.

Representational image of the Assam police. Reuters

Representational image of the Assam police. Reuters

After receiving inputs on the movement of militants, a joint team of the Indian Army and the Assam police launched an operation in the early hours of Monday morning, during which a group of terrorists fired indiscriminately on them.

"The team retaliated with controlled fire and neutralised two terrorists. These terrorists were identified as Pungkha Narzary and Jwngsr Basumatary. Both terrorists were of the 42 batch and were involved in numerous subversive activities including extortion, kidnapping and were planning to target security forces camps and convoys in the run-up to Independence Day," an army official said.

Two pistols, some ammunition, two grenades and other warlike stores were recovered from the militants.

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Updated Date: Jul 25, 2016 13:53:11 IST

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