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ULFA(I) gets sophisticated weapons

NAMRUP: ULFA(I) rebels are now well equipped to monger trouble. They are believed to have procured sophisticated arms and ammunition to strike at regular intervals.

Security forces in Charaideo district claimed to have seized MQ Assault rifle along with two magazines and 78 rounds of live bullets from the possession of Nirmal Asom whom they arrested during a combing operation on Saturday.

These weapons were seized hours after the rebels lobbed powerful grenade the security forces at Kujupothar in Tinsukia where Bordumsa OC died.

Acting on a tip off, Dao division army jawans based in Sapekhati and police launched an operation on Friday night in Boragaon where he was held.

He was said to have played a huge role in the April 23 Kanu Tea Estate firing incident.
Police heavyweights have been interrogating him to extract more information on the rebel outfit who have started striking again after a brief halt.

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Journalist based in Namrup, Assam.

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