A person was killed and two army personnel were injured during an encounter with NDFB(S) militants in Kokrajhar district, officials said.
A joint team of the army and police personnel were conducting search operation at Amjhora area last night when they were fired upon by the militants. An encounter followed in which a civilian was killed and the two army personnel were critically injured, they said. The militants, however, managed to escape.
The injured personnel were identified as Mahesh Kumar, a subedar and Dinesh Kumar, a sepoy, the sources said. They were admitted to Coochbehar Civil Hospital in West Bengal.
Search operations were continuing in the area.