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Bodo militant gunned down in Assam

Guwahati, Sep 3 – Security forces on Thursday gunned down a hardcore militant of Bodo insurgent outfit NDFB involved in the killing of Adivasis in Assam’s Kokrajhar district, the military said.

Bhaigo Boro alias B. Bilaigra was shot dead by a joint team of Assam Police and the army deployed in Kokrajhar, defence spokesman Lt. Col. Suneet Newton said.

The militant belonging to the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) was involved in the brutal massacre of Adivasi people at Pakhiriguri in Kokrajhar district on December 23 last year, the official said.

Some arms and ammunition, including one AK-56 rifle with magazine, 18 used cases, 32 rounds of ammunition and two hand grenades, were recovered during the operation.

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