DIGBOI -- Three army jawans were killed and four injured when the vehicle they were travelling in was damaged after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by suspected ULFA terrorists went off Saturday morning at Digboi in Assam.
The injured were shifted to a military hospital, said army sources.
Tinsukia(Assam) encounter: Injured jawans brought to a hospital pic.twitter.com/HNHAtbxvRN— ANI (@ANI_news) November 19, 2016
After the incident that took place at 7 A.M., the army launched a combing operation to nab the terrorists, said sources, adding that the search operation is still on.
Earlier, Director General of Assam Police Mukesh Sahay told ANI that the army cordoned off the jungle in Pengri and launched an encounter.
Spoke to Assam CM Sh. Sonowal who apprised me of the situation in the wake of blast in Tinsukia. MHA is closely monitoring the situation 2/2— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) November 19, 2016
Home minister Rajnath Singh tweeted that he had spoken to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal about 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. 1/2— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) November 19, 2016
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