Guwahati: The banned ULFA(I) has claimed responsibility for the attack on an Army patrol party in eastern Assam’s Tinsukia district on Tuesday.
The ULFA (I) in a statement emailed to media on Tuesday said the ambush, codenamed ‘Operation Lakhipathar’, was undertaken to mark ‘Protest Day’, which the militant organization observes on November 28.
During an area domination exercise, the Army team was ambushed on the Pengeri-Digboi Road in Barpathar area on Monday morning.
The ULFA (I) militants triggered an IED blast on the leading mine protected vehicle (MPV), and fired around 20-30 rounds.
The Army has said that it has not suffered any casualty except for a punctured tyre, and in retaliatory firing, at least one ULFA(I) cadre was seriously injured.