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Assam: 2 militants killed in encounter

K Anurag in Guwahati | March 15, 2008 19:58 IST

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Two suspected United Liberation Front of Asom militants were killed in an encounter with the army in north Assam's Lakhimpur district while two other persons were injured in a blast that rocked a small western Assam town in two separate incidents violence in the state on Saturday.

Security sources informed that two suspected ULFA militants were killed following a gunbattle with a team of personnel from the 2nd Bihar Regiment in a village under Narayanguri police station in Lakhimpur district of Assam early on Saturday morning.

In a separate incident of violence, two persons were injured in a blast triggered by militants in a market at Abhayapuri town in western Assam's Goalpara district at around 7 pm on Saturday.

Police suspected the hand of ULFA militants behind the blast.

Senior police officials rushed to the spot following the incident of the blast. The bomb was triggered near a medical store in the market of the town.