Assam: 6 NLFB Militants Surrender in Sonitpur

Six National Liberation Front of Bodoland (NLFB) militants surrendered in Sonitpur district in Assam on Wednesday, said police.

Police said that a group of about 12 militants was hiding in Chariduar area along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.

Two of them were injured in a gunfight with the police on April 1 at 12 Mile area of Bhalukpong town, they said.

As operation was stepped up in the area, the six militants surrendered along with their arms and ammunition on being convinced by the police, they added.

Following the signing of the Bodo Accord in January 2020, a large number of NDFB militants surrendered while some went on to form the NLFB.

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