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ULFA(I) claims responsibility for attack on Army convoy in Assam

The attack was carried out by ULFA(I) and the coordination committee (CorCom), an umbrella body of militant groups People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak, People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (Progressive), Revolutionary People’s Front and United National Liberation Front.

india Updated: Nov 21, 2016 01:00 IST
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Attack on Army Convoy

Three Indian army soldiers were killed and four other critically injured during an attack by militants of banned ULFA(I) in Tinsukia, Assam on Saturday.(PTI Photo)

United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent) on Sunday claimed responsibility for the attack on an Army convoy in Tinsukia district in which three soldiers were killed Saturday.

The 15 Kumaon Regiment of Indian Army at Burhi Dihing, Tinsukia, was attacked Saturday morning, the banned outfit said in a statement, adding at least four jawans were seriously injured in the ambush.

The attack was carried out by ULFA(I) and the coordination committee (CorCom), an umbrella body of militant groups People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak, People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (Progressive), Revolutionary People’s Front and United National Liberation Front, the statement said.

Tinsukia district superintendent of police Mugdhajyoti Dev Mahanta said the ambush was carried out jointly by NSCN(K) and ULFA(I) militants and they used sophisticated weapons, including Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG), AK-47 rifles and mortars.