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ULFA attack on Ghy foiled
Published on 19 Jan. 2009 12:35 AM IST
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The security forces foiled a major attempt to attack Guwahati city by the ULFA when they killed two hard core militants last night near the city as they were smuggling in arms and explosives for a major attack. Army PRO Rajesh Kalia said, the joint operation of the army and police killed the two militants at Khoya in Kamrup districts. Mr Kalia said both of them were from the ULFA's most potent 709 battalion, operating in lower Assam. The security forces also recovered two pistols, 2 Australian made grenade, three detonators, two IED and 500 grams of ammonium nitrate. Assam police is going hard after the insurgents registering a series of success in the past few days. Yesterday, Assam police had recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition worth Rs 55 lakh from the house of a surrendered ULFA militant in Assam's Tinsukia district. The seized arms included 27 AK series rifles, 117 magazines of AK-47 400 bullets. Police have arrested the surrendered rebel, Robin Gogoi along with his brother Bhadreswar Gogoi. Meanwhile, police informed that ULFA had been trying hard to cause more violence in Guwahati city. Further, BSF troops also arrested a suspected Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA) militant yesterday from the Mantri char area of Assam's Dhubri district. A BSF spokesman informed that Zahrul Islam (40) had sneaked into India from Bangladesh through the Dhubri border.

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