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Several militants lay down arms in Assam

K Anurag in Guwahati | December 16, 2008 19:04 IST
Last Updated: December 16, 2008 19:05 IST

Several insurgents, including 28 members of the banned United Liberation Front of Assam, laid down their arms at the Dinjan Army base in Tinsukia district of eastern Assam on Tuesday.

The Army informed that besides the 28 ULFA cadres, seven members from Naga rebel groups and three members from a tribal outfit called Karbi Longri North Cavhar Hills Liberation Front also gave up their arms.

The rebels deposited a huge cache of arms and ammunition including 16 pistols, 10 revolvers, one grenade launcher, one carbine, one pen pistol, 10 kilograms of explosives, 300 rounds of ammunition of AK-47 assault rifles.

The Army informed that all the 28 ULFA militants, who surrendered today, were from the 'Bravo' company of the 28th battalion of the outfit.

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