Guwahati: A village resident was killed and a policeman was injured during a shootout between the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) militants and security forces in Assam’s Dibrugarh district Sunday, police said.
A senior police official said that “Acting on a tip off, a joint team of army and police cordoned off the Nijaraparia village under Khowang in the district.”
Four ULFA cadres were also arrested during the incident, while some other cadres of the outfit managed to escape, police said.
The deceased was later identified as Papun Thakuria. The injured policeman was recognized as Moran police station in-charge Utpal Bora, police said.