Guwahati: Two Bodo insurgents were killed and a huge cache of arms was recovered from them Sunday, while information revealed by a man arrested over his links to jihadi ooperatives led to the discovery of 10 crude bombs in Assam, police said.
The two cadres of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) faction opposed to peace talks were killed in Chirang district – a part of the troubled Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD).
A joint team of police and army commandos Sunday morning launched an operation in Selekaguri area in Chirang along the Bhutan border, Inspector General of Police (BTAD) L.R. Bishnoi said.
Security forces killed the two insurgents and also rescued a man named Sushil Dey, from Bongaigaon district, who was abducted by the outfit.
An AK-56 rifle, an M-16 rifle, an Insas rifle, two pistols, three grenades and 600 rounds of ammunition were recovered in the operation.
The NDFB, meanwhile, triggered a low intensity blast Sunday evening in neighbouring Bongaigaon district, but no one was injured, Bishnoi said.
In a separate incident in Barpeta district, police found 10 crude bombs, hidden in Nampara village in Patacharkuchi, based on information provided by a man arrested for his links with jihadi operatives.
Nurjamal Haque, who was arrested from Salbari in Baksa district Saturday for his alleged links with jihadi operatives, provided information about the bombs, police said.
The bombs were later destroyed. Police had Saturday announced that specially trained commandos will be deployed in the four districts of BTAD – Kokrajhar, Udalguri, Chirang and Baksa – to flush out Bodo militants.