Nearly three army jawans died and three others seriously wounded in an encounter that took place between ULFA and NSCN(K) militants near the oil town of Digboi, in Tinsukia district of Assam on Saturday morning.
"The incident occurred at around 5:30 am on Saturday, when a Maruti Gypsy and a truck of 15 Kumaon Regiment were moving from Pengeri towards Digboi. There probably been no less than 15 aggressors in the gathering that let go from inside the Upper Dehing saved woodland. It is certainly the handicraft of the ULFA group drove by Paresh Barua, with support of the NSCN(K)," said Tinsukia Superintendent of Police Mugdhajyoti Dev Mahanta.
"There was substantial shelling from inside the wilderness. They additionally utilized an IED, aside from terminating with RPGs and no less than one projectile," said Mahanta.
The two armed force vehicles were on obligation as a component of the counter-rebellion operations, Guwahati-based Army PRO Lt Col Suneet Newton told The Sunday Express. 15 Kumaon is based at Pengeri in Tinsukia locale on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh outskirt
Denouncing the occurrence, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal asked the security powers to quickly dispatch an enormous operation against the aggressors. "No one ought to be saved. It is likewise an occasion of weakness and the culprits will be given extraordinary discipline," he said.
This is the principal significant assault by ULFA activists since the BJP-drove government assumed responsibility in Assam in May.
"Such a demonstration is a risk to a tranquil society… the legislature will investigate every possibility to unleash a brushing operation to rebuff the extremists included," said Sonowal.
"The present state government has been attempting to assist all-round improvement in the state by keeping up a vigorous peace circumstance. Be that as it may, some restricted associations are set on aggravating peace via doing subversive exercises. The administration is resolved to thwart such strengths," he included.
Prior this week, a gathering of ULFA aggressors had terminated on a van which was en route to the bank to gather money for dispensing of wages for workers of the Pengeri tea domain.