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Jawan hurt as ULFA target army vehicle in Assam district

Assam Police CPRO said the explosion, caused by an improvised explosive device (IED), took place at about 7.30 am.

Written by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati |
September 19, 2014 6:25:26 pm

An army personnel was injured when an explosion occurred near Kanu tea estate in Sivasagar district in upper Assam early on Friday morning, with the anti-talk faction of ULFA later claiming responsibility for it.

Assam Police CPRO Rajib Saikia said the explosion, caused by an improvised explosive device (IED), took place at about 7.30 am when a convoy of three army vehicles of the C Company of four Rajputs was passing through the area. Splinters hit the first vehicle of the Army convoy puncturing the truck’s tyres and injuring an Army personnel.

Police said a search conducted by security forces in the area led to recovery of a bag containing a low velocity bomb. The location is close to the trijuncture of Assam, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh and is a known route that ULFA militants use for transit to their hideouts in Myanmar.

While the police immediately suspected it to be a handiwork of the ULFA, the anti-talk faction headed by Paresh Barua later issued a statement claiming responsibility for the same.

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