Acting on a specific information, a joint operation was launched by troops of Assam Rifles and police at Lakhipathar area, followed by an encounter in which the militants were killed early today, a defence spokesman said.

The security forces recovered an AK-47, a magazine, ten rounds of fired cartridges, five rounds of live 7.62 mm ammunition, a Chinese grenade and some personal belongings, they said.
    
The slain militants have been identified as self-styled 'Deputy Commandant' Sohiasula and self-styled 'Sergeant Major' Ratan, he said.

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