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5 Bodoland militants killed in encounter with security forces

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Five NDFB-Songbijit militants were killed in an encounter with a joint police and army team in lower Assam’s Chirang district early on Wednesday morning, said a top police official.

The extremists exchanged fire with the security forces during an operation in the jungle areas of Raimati under Runikhata police station around 4.45 am, IGP L R Bishnoi said.

An AK series rifle, five pistols, six magazines, five grenades, 60 rounds of ammunition and Rs. 1 lakh in cash were recovered from slain ultras, Mr. Bishnoi said. The National Democratic Front of Bodoland—Songbijit cadres were yet to be identified, he added.

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