Assam: NDFB-S militant gunned down

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Guwahati, Feb 10: An NDFB-Songbijit militant was killed on the wee hours of Tuesday in an encounter with a joint team of police and army personnel in Assam’s Kokrajhar district.

A group of extremists exchanged fire with the security team at around 8.40 pm at Phulkumari forest area in Mangalajhora in Bogribari police station in Kokrajhar district, IGP L R Bishnoi said.

In the encounter, a cadre, identified as Orga, was killed.

One 7.65 mm pistol, two magazines, one hand grenade, nine live cases, five fired cases, 10 detonators, one AK-47 magazine and five rounds of AK rifle ammunition were recovered from the cadre.

Orga is a close associate of the underground outfit’s southern command ‘commanding officer’ Rangjabaja.

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