New Delhi: Three top National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants were gunned down in a series of joint operations carried out by the Army and Assam Police in Kokrajhar district on Sunday, July 17.

Working on a specific tip by the intelligence, the Army challenged the movement of hardcore NDFB(S) terrorists who were moving through dense jungles in the early hours of Sunday.

The officials said that, “After coming under heavy gun-fire the joint team retaliated with controlled fire and killed the three NDFB(S) militants.” Two of them have been identified as Rahul Basumatary and Ritu Basumatary, the officer added



Four pistols, a large quantity of ammunition and hand grenades have been recovered from the slain militants.

Disclosing the matter, officials further claimed that the surgical operation which was carried out in thick foliage and undergrowth of the Assam jungles during torrential rains is a major setback to the NDFB(S).