ULFA Militants Target Hindi Speaking People in Assam

One Hardcore Militant Killed In Gun Battle

The banned militant organization United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) has continued their strikes against hindi speaking people in Assam. A trader in Lakhimpur district was killed by them today.

In another incident, a militant of the outfit group was killed in a gun fight with security forces in Dibrugarh district on Wednesday night, officials said on Thursday.

According to reports, ULFA militants killed a patrol pump trader in Lakhimpur town on Wednesday night.

The man killed by the ULFA(I) militants was Kumud Rai. The 23 year old Rai was an employee working at the petrol pump.

During the militant attack, two other persons were injured.

The two injured persons, Rupak Singha and Satish Patel, were rushed to the nearest hospital.

In a separate incident, a hardcore militant of the outfit group was killed in an encounter with police in Upper Assam’s Dibrugarh district.

The encounter took place in the Tingkhang area of the district.

“Based on intelligence input, we were informed that a group of ULFA(I) was hidden in the area. When troops reached the area, the militants started to fire and bullets were exchanged, in which a militant was killed on the spot,” a top police official said.

Police recovered an AK series rifle, and a magazine from the slain militant. He was identified as Nitul Gogoi.

The other three militants of the group escaped from the area under the cover of darkness.

Top police and army officials rushed to the area and launched an operation against the militants.

On November 24, two persons were killed and 26 others injured in a grenade blast triggered by ULFA(I) militants in the Rajgarh area of Dibrugarh district.

ULFA(I) on Thursday took responsibilty for both attacks in Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur

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