Following a tip-off, a joint team of army and police had launched an operation at Amlabazar area in the district under Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) in the wee hours of Sunday, where a militant group was hiding.
"When we reached the area, the rebels started fire targeting security personnel and forced us to exchange bullets," a senior official of Assam police said.
Two militants of the Bodo outfit group were killed on spot during a half hour long gun battle.
Security forces recovered one 9 mm pistol, one hand grenade, several rounds of live ammunition in possession of the slain militants, who identified as Rahul Brahma and Anjalu Brahma.
The outfit group is active in BTAD and several parts of North Assam.
On September 7, security forces nabbed two cadres of the insurgent outfit near Koliabhumura bridge, some 12 kms away from Tezpur and recovered three AK-56 rifles, six magazines and 19 rounds of ammunition.
--IBNS (Posted on 08-09-2013)