3 jawans killed, 4 injured in Assam ambush

Bullet marks seen on an army vehicle at Pengeri. Pic/AFP
Bullet marks seen on an army vehicle at Pengeri. Pic/AFP

Guwahati: A group of ULFA(I) and NSCN(K) militants on Saturday ambushed an army convoy at Pengeri in upper Assam's Tinsukia district, killing three Army jawans and injuring four others.

The group of 15 militants attacked the army convoy early yesterday morning and damaged two vehicles killing one jawan on the spot and seriously injuring six others, a Defence Spokesman said.

Tinsukia SP Mugdhajyoti Mahanta said cops had retaliated, but the militants managed to escape. Combing operations have been intensified in the area.

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