ULFA ambushes BSF patrol party

By- Staff Reporter | Date- March 30, 2012

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In a state with Police and Military being on red alert ahead of ULFA’s raising day of 7th April, the outlawed militant outfit today once again proved their strength. The outfit carried out their third armed operation against security forces. this evening, Friday 30 March. The ULFA militants ambushed a patrol group of Border Security Force (BSF) at Dudhnoi in Goalpara district of Assam.

The incident took place when a BSF Patrol party was returning back to the camp. A group of militants attacked the patrol party in which several BSF Jawans are reportedly injured. One injured BSF man was shifted to the Goalpara Civil Hospital immediately after the attack. None of the militants have been found till now though search operations are on.

This the third of the ULFA attacks in the last three days. The ULFA have already made two grenade attacks on two police stations in Sivasagar District of Assam in the last two days. No casualty however was reported. Later the outfit sent out a press release taking responsibility of the grenade attack of Dimou Police Station and stated this was a symbolic attack attempted not to injure the Assamese Police men, but to warn the state Police as not to target the ULFA men.

It is to be mentioned that a high alert has already been sounded in Assam in view of ULFA’s foundation day on April 7. Security has been tightened throughout the state, particularly vulnerable ULFA-dominated areas of upper Assam and some districts in lower Assam’s.

The police have stated that as per intelligence inputs, ULFA cadres were planning to indulge in subversive activities prior to the foundation day to make its presence felt. Incidentally, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh was scheduled to visit Guwahati on 7th April to inaugurate the platinum jubilee celebration of the state Assembly; however his trip has been called off, reportedly, for security reasons.

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