Blast kills three sol­diers, in­jures four in As­sam, In­dia

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

The In­dian Army an­nounced yes­ter­day that at least three se­cu­rity per­son­nel were killed and four other in­jured fol­low­ing a pow­er­ful blast that tar­geted an army ve­hi­cle in Dig­boi vil­lage in Tinsukia dis­trict of north east­ern state of As­sam.

“The mil­i­tants had planted an im­pro­vised ex­plo­sive de­vice on the road. When the IED ex­ploded, the con­voy stopped, then the mil­i­tants fired in­dis­crim­i­nately,” at around 5:30 am, in the Pen­geri area, killing at least three sol­diers and in­jur­ing four oth­ers, In­dian de­fense pub­lic re­la­tions said.

The blast came as the In­dian forces launched an at­tack against sus­pected mil­i­tants in Tinsukia dis­trict. The mil­i­tants had at­tacked a van of the Pen­geri tea es­tate on Wed­nes­day, killing one and in­jur­ing two oth­ers.

Ac­cord­ing to lo­cal media re­ports, the United Lib­er­a­tion Front of As­sam, which is fight­ing the In­dian state for an in­de­pen­dent coun­try in As­sam, mounted the at­tack against the army.

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