Blast kills three soldiers, injures four in Assam, India
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.