Seven HuJI militants killed in Assam; Assam CM: Threat from Jehadi groups to Assam high
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  • The Army on September 26 gunned down seven suspected Bangladesh-based Harkatul Jihadi Islami (HuJI) militants in Assam’s Dhubri district. The alleged militants were reportedly planning to join another HuJI team hiding in Guwahati. A large quantity of arms and ammunitions including four revolvers, two pistols, three grenades, a bomb weighing 400gm, a pen pistol, and 2 kilograms of RDX were recovered from the site of the incident1.

    Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi stated that the threat to Assam from the jehadi groups, including HuJI, was a serious one and asserted that the Army operations in the state would continue till the situation improved. Addressing a press conference in Guwahati on September 27, Gogoi reiterated that the threat to Assam was much more due to its long international border with Bangladesh, which was porous and riverine2.