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Two ULFA Rebels killed, 2 Linkmen arrested

GUWAHATI : The Army on Thursday killed two ULFA militants in Tinsukia district, about 500 kms from Guwahati. Defence sources said here troops of the 7/11 Gorkha Regiment killed the two rebels during a shootout in the Kailashpur Simaluguri village under Pengeri police station in the wee hours today.The slain rebels were identified as ‘corporal’ of the ULFA’s 28th battalion Polash Rajbonshi and Bhaskar Barua.An AK 56 rifle, four magazines and some ammunition were recovered from them.

Meanwhile, jawans of 2 Bihar Regiment arrested two ULFA linkmen in Tinsukia and recovered six detonators, two kg of explosoves, a fake currency of Rs 500 denomination, two vehicles (AS-23-E-1705, AS-23-D-6413). They were identified as Kamal Singh (25, Bishnunagar Rupai) and Durgeswar Moran (25, Kothalguri). Army sources said that the militants were planning to carry out subversive activities on its martyr’s day on July 27.

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