Chronology of ULFA strikes
Following is the chronology of ULFA attacks in reverse order.india Updated: Oct 17, 2005 22:39 IST
December 16: One person was killed and seven injured in a grenade blast by ULFA militants in the busy Paltan Bazaar area of Guwahati city.
December 14: ULFA launched a series of bombings in seven places across Assam, including one near the residence of a minister, killing three persons and injuring 45 others.
December 13: Suspected ULFA insurgents exploded two bombs killing two policemen and injuring eight at the Hatigaon police Outpost adjacent to the high security Dispur capital complex in Guwahati.
August 15: ULFA militants killed 15 people, including seven children, and injured 21. The attack took place during the Independence Day parade.
March 24: Heavily armed separatist militants killed 21 villagers from a rival ethnic group in three attacks in Assam.
June 23: ULFA terrorists ambush an Army convoy at Juriapool in Assam’s Tinsukia district and killed a civilian and injured 10 troops.
Report says that ULFA ‘commander-in-chief‘Paresh Baruah in an interview to the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC’s) Kolkata correspondent on June 21 admits that he was indeed attacked by unidentified gunmen in Dhaka on May 27.
June 22: Inspector General of Police (Special Branch), Khagen Sarma says that while the ‘28th battalion’ of the ULFA was responsible for the attack on an oil storage facility in Tinsukia district on June 20, a 22-member ULFA ‘hit-squad’ was involved in the attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Dhubri district on June 21.
June 21: A ULFA terrorist is killed and two security force personnel are injured during an encounter at Panbari, Dhubri district, following an attack by ULFA terrorists at a Central Reserve Police Force camp.
Reports indicate that ULFA, the Manipur People’s Liberation Front (MPLF), a conglomerate of three terrorist groups–United National Liberation Front (UNLF), People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK)– active in Manipur, and the Tripura People’s Democratic Front (TPDF), a front outfit of the All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF), operating in Tripura under a common platform have launched a "Coordinated Regional Military Offensive for liberation of the Region from Indian colonial occupation," code named "Operation Freedom". The reports further said that attacks under the ‘operation’ started on June 17.
First Published: Oct 17, 2005 22:39 IST