Dhubri, Feb. 7: Two members of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) were killed in a joint encounter with police and the army along the Assam-Meghalaya border at Ambringkona under Boko police station of Kamrup district in the wee hours today.
The slain militants are yet to be identified, a police source said.
A police source said the army recovered two 7.65mm pistols, seven rounds of ammunition, a large quantity of AK-47 rifles and two demand notes of the outfit.
Acting on a tip-off, the team moved to Ambringkona where a group of five GNLA rebels had come down from a camp in the hills in Meghalaya.
When spotted by security forces, the rebels had fired.
Two of the rebels were then killed in retaliatory fire and the other three fled into the forest, a police source in Boko said.
On January 6, a GNLA militant was killed at Nabang under Krishnai police station of Goalpara district in an encounter with army and police.
An Ulfa militant, Neor Rabha alias Sonami, was killed in an encounter with army and police at Khardang under Krishnai police station of Goalpara district last week.
So far, altogether eight GNLA cadres and an Ulfa militant have been killed in Goalpara and Kamrup since December last year.
The army and police stepped up joint operations along the Assam-Meghalaya inter-state border in view of the panchayat poll on February 12.