Assam: Three jawans killed, several others injured in encounter with suspected ULFA terrorists.
The encounter is still going on and the injured soldiers have been rescued from the location. The injured jawans were brought to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Three army jawans lost their lives and at least four others were injured in an encounter between security forces and suspected ULFA terrorists in Pengri, Tinsukia on Saturday, news agency ANI reported.
The jawans were reportedly killed in an IED blast.
As per reports, the encounter is still going on and the injured soldiers have been transferred from the location. The injured jawans were brought to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananad Sonowal condemned the attack and said that the perpetrators will be punished. Also, Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke with Sonowal on the phone and said that the MHA is closely monitoring the situation.
“Deeply anguished to learn of the death of Army soldiers in a blast in Tinsukia. I pray for the speedy recovery of our injured soldiers,” said Rajnath Singh.
The United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) is a separatist outfit in Assam. It was banned by the Indian government in 1990.