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Three soldiers martyred, 4 injured in encounter with ULFA

It may be mentioned that couple of months ago five to six militants belonging to the anti-talk faction of ULFA shot dead two people and injured seven. Tension has gripped Tinsukia district in Assam since then

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 19 Nov 2016 6:29 AM GMT

Three soldiers martyred, 4 injured in encounter with ULFA
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Dispur: At least 3 soldiers were martyred and four others injured in an ongoing encounter with suspected United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) terrorists in Pengri area of Tinsukia district of Assam on Saturday.

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What officials said:

  • The Defence public relations officer Lt. Col. Suneet Newton said, "The incident took place at around 0530 hours in the Pengeri area.”
  • He further stated, “The militants had planted an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on the road. When the IED exploded, the convoy stopped. Then the militants fired indiscriminately.”
  • He said that the forces retaliated to the attack.
  • Confirming the deaths, the Director General of Assam Police Mukesh Sahay said, "The operation still continues and three soldiers have been martyred."

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It may be mentioned that couple of months ago five to six militants belonging to the anti-talk fraction of ULFA shot dead two people and injured seven. Tension has gripped Tinsukia district in Assam since then.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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