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2 NDFB ultras killed in encounter
 LAKHIMPUR, Aug 2 Two NDFB militants were killed and a cache of weapons seized from them by security forces in an encounter in Dhemaji district, police said today. Acting on a tipoff about presence of NDFB (Ranjan Daimary faction) ultras in Santipur Belisori area, a joint police and army team launched an operation last night to nab them, they said.

On being challenged, the extremists fired at the security forces who then returned fire in which the two ultras were killed.

One-and-a-half kg RDX explosive, a Chinese-made revolver as well as a 9-mm pistol with ammunition, a hand grenade, a mobile hand set and extortion notes were seized from the slain rebels, police said.

The bodies were sent for post-mortem and investigations were on to identify them. PTI