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
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.