Security Personnel Killed in Assam Ambush


A security personnel was killed in an ambush when armed miscreants fired on a patrolling police team in Assam’s Dima Hasao district on Saturday, officials said.

The incident took place at Lunkhuk village near Lower Haflong in the hill district on Saturday morning around 8:20 am.

“An armed miscreant group, hiding in upper hill area fired on a patrolling police team, where a police personnel was injured,” a top police official said.

The police personnel was rushed to Haflong civil hospital but later died. He was identified as Lohit Nath.

Police and army launched a joint operation to apprehend the miscreants.

On the 21st of November, a soldier was killed and six others were injured when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded and ambush by armed militants at Mahur area in the district.

Meanwhile, a hardcore cadre of Meghalaya rebel group Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC) was nabbed by security forces from Krishnai area in Goalpara district on Saturday.

Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of Assam police and Meghalaya police also arrested the militant from Krishnai Bazar area under Krishnai police station.

The nabbed militant was identified as Jicostar Momin.

Hemanta Kumar Nath is a correspondent in Assam, India, who reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state.