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Assam ambush : Three army personnel killed, four injured

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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.

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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.

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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.

IBNS

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