At least 4 NDFB cadres were killed in two separate encounters with security forces in Sonitpur district during the last 24 hours.. The first one encounter took place with security forces at Mainasree hill in the district bordering Arunachal Pradesh on Friday. The encounter took place at around 3 in the morning. One of the three rebels, managed to escape.
A 9 mm pistol, along with 8 rounds of live ammunition, a 7.65 mm Chinese pistol, 5 rounds of live ammunitions were recovered from the rebels. The bodies have yet to be identified. The encounter took place during an operation was launched jointly by army and police. Before that two other NDFB cadres were killed at an encounter with police at Misamari in Biswanath Chariali in the same district on Thursday. It took place as they were on the way to extort money from a businessman.