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Assam: 8 BSF men killed by NDFB militants

March 15, 2011 11:33 IST

At least eight personnel of the Border Security Force were killed and eight others injured in an ambush by the anti-talks faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland in Assam's Kokrajhar District on Monday evening.

Militants of the Ranjan Daimary-led faction used automatic weapons to ambush the BSF convoy in remote Ultapani Forest area near the India-Bhutan border.

The patrol was on its way from Bangladoba in Chirang District of Assam to Ultapani in Kokrajhar District when it was ambushed.

The deceased have been identified as Bijoy Kumar, S K Sharma, Arabinda Dere, Bolaram Lamba, Santa Ramthree, Naresh Kumar, Kuber Bora and Hira Singh.


Source: ANI