Five militants, including two hardcore ULFA, were arrested in two different incidents in Assam today.
Acting on a tip-off, two hardcore ULFA(I) militants were arrested from Hathibandhal village of Sonitpur district by a joint team of the Army and the Police, a defence spokesman said here.
The area was cordoned off by security forces and during the search operation, two ULFA(I) cadres were nabbed.
The militants have been identified as Babul Das and Mohan Bora and an AK-56 rifle, two hand grenades and some ammunitions were recovered from them.
Acting on specific intelligence, the Army and police personnel launched a joint operation in Karigaon area in Kokrajhar district and apprehended three Muslim Tigers Force of Assam (MFTA) militants at a mobile check-post on NH-27.
The militants have been identified as Shahidul Hosen, Akash Ali and Nazirul Islam and two pistols were recovered from their posession.