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Rebel dead in Kokrajhar encounter

KOKRAJHAR: Security forces are believed to have killed an NDFB-S rebel at an encounter in Kokrajhar on Monday.
Acting on a tip off army, police and para military forces conducted a combing operation in Jhorbari area where the rebel was killed in the wee hours. Details are awaited.

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