Tuesday, June 18, 2024
North East

ULFA-I claims responsibility for attack on Assam Rifles in Margherita

GUWAHATI, APRIL 16: Hours after the attack on Assam Rifles, the banned outfit United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was a part of their ‘Operation Protixudh’ (Operation Revenge).
In a press statement, the ULFA-I stated that they launched an ‘Operation Protixudh’ against the Assam Rifles in Namdang forest area near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border to avenge the deaths of the members of the banned outfit: self-styled (ss) second Lieutenant Gyan Asom, ss Sergeant Major Iyangshu Asom, and ss Lieutenant Uday Asom.
The banned outfit claimed that the vehicles of the Assam Rifles were damaged and several jawans sustained critical injuries, alleging that the security forces, to hide their flaws, cordoned off the area and airlifted the injured jawans for immediate medical attention.
A few suspected members of the banned outfit United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) opened fire at Assam Rifles in the Namdang area on Tuesday morning.
According to sources, 3 army vehicles were en route to Margherita from Changlang when the firing incident took place in the Namdang area.
Although one army vehicle managed to escape to a safe spot, two other vehicles got stuck in the area, sources said.
It is learned that the banned outfit allegedly attacked the security forces with grenades and rocket launchers in addition to firing.
Meanwhile, the army and police have launched operations in the area, and there are allegations that firing is still going on between the two sides.
(Courtesy: AT)