Kokrajhar, Feb 14: In a joint operation, the Indian army and Kokrajhar Police shot dead two NDFB(S) militants at Auzarguri in Kokrajhar in the early hours of Sunday.
An ambush was laid following a tip-off regarding the movement of some NDFB(S) militants in the area. When the militants were challenged, they opened indiscrimite fire, prompting the security forces to retaliate, defence spokesman Lt Col Suneet Newton said.
Two militants were killed in the exchange of fire.
The slain militants have been identified as Sanjib Basumatary alias Khardes and Jangswrang Basumatary alias Ladai. Ladai is wanted by the NIA in connection with the Adivasi massacre of December 2014 and for kidpping Hindi-speaking people in January 2014. Khardes is also a wanted terrorist involved in subversive acts. Two 7.65mm pistols, some ammunition and hand gredes have been recovered from their possession.