Guwahati, June 10 (IANS) Security forces on Wednesday killed a hardcore cadre of Bodo militant outfit NDFB who was trained in Myanmar during a counter-insurgency operation in Assam’s Kokrajhar district, officials said.
The slain cadre of the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) was identified as Prajit Brahma alias B. Laodar, defence spokesperson Lt. Col. Suneet Newton said.
“He was a Myanmar-trained cadre of the outfit and was very close to the outfit’s newly appointed commander-in-chief B. Rongjabaja,” Lt. Col. Newton said.
Security forces launched a joint operation against militants in Parbatjhora area in Kokrajhar district on Tuesday night.
A fierce gunfight took place early on Wednesday between a group of militants and security forces. However, the rest of the militants managed to escape, he said.
The security forces also recovered a pistol, two grenades, and some ammunition from the slain cadre, who was sent to Kokrajhar with the responsibility to revive the Dhubri platoon of the militant outfit, the official said.