Myanmar-trained NDFB militant killed in Assam

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.

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