ULFA(I) claims responsibility for attack on Army convoy

An Army convoy was attacked in Tinsukia district on Saturday.

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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 on Saturday. The 15 Kumaon Regiment of Indian Army at Burhi Dihing, Tinsukia, was on 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. 

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