An ULFA militant was killed and two army personnel were injured in an encounter in Goalpara district on the Assam-Meghalaya border on wee morning of January 29, 2013.
The militant hurled a grenade on the personnel of the 19 Dogra Regiment troops at Khourdanga, injuring two of them, following which the troops retaliated.
The militant, identified later as Niyor Asom alias Babul Ali of Western Command of the outfit. Babuli Ali is from Belsore, Nalbari.
A pistol, three magazines and a large quantity of ammunition were recovered from the slain ultra, officials said.
The ULFA declared Sergeant Niyor Asom alias Babul Ali as National Martyr and offered a posthumous honorary rank of Second Lieutenant.