Eight militants surrender in Assam

Last Updated: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 06:14 hrs

Guwahati, February 10 (IBNS) : Eight militants of the newly-formed outfit Muslim Protection Tiger Force (MPTF) surrendered before security forces in Assam's Kokrajhar district on Saturday, officials said on Sunday.

The militant group, led by Hafizur Rahman, area commander of the outfit, surrendered before the top police and army officials at Gossaigaon.

The surrendering militants gave up three 9mm pistols, two 7.6mm pistols, three handmade rifles, one hand grenade and 14 rounds of ammunition.

"The militant group was formed in 2012 during the ethnic violence in lower Assam," a top police official said.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

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