Guwahati :At least three army personnel were killed and four others injured in an ambush by suspected militants of Paresh Baruah- led ULFA(I) in Assam’s Tinsukia district on Saturday morning.
The incident took place in the Dhekiajaan area inside the Burhi Dihing reserve forest on Digboi-Pengeri road in the Upper Assam during army operation against militants.
According to reports, the suspected militants triggered several IED explosions and attacked army men with rocket launchers and mortars.
Two army vehicles were damaged in the attack.
The slain army jawans have been identified as Multan Singh, Rishipal Singh and Narpada Singh of Kumawun Regiment.
The injured army personnel- Vikram Chand, Manoj Sing, Satyendra Singh and Virendra Singh were rushed to the nearest army hospital at Dinjan.
Top army, police and para military officials rushed to the remote area and launched an operation against the militants.
Reports said that army is using helicopters in the ongoing combing operation.
The encounter took place near the same area where one person was killed and two others sustained injuries in an attack by suspected ULFA (I) militants on a cash van belonging to Pengeri tea estate on November 16.