ULFA attacks Assam police station

Last Updated: Tue, Jan 22, 2013 12:54 hrs

At least one police personnel was injured and several vehicles were damaged when anti-talk faction group United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) launched a major offensive in Assam's Sivsagar district and attacked the Namtula police station along the Nagaland border on Monday night, officials said on Tuesday.

The incident took place at Mondayu on Monday around 11-45 pm, where an armed group of the banned organization attacked the Namtula police station.

"The outfit group triggered an explosion near the police station and starting firing with automatic weapons," a police official said.

"The armed group also lobbed grenade targeting the police station, but it missed the target and fell on a standing truck, which caught up a huge fire," the police said.

A police personnel named Liladhar Chetia was injured in the ambush.

The injured police personnel was admitted to Sivasagar Civil Hospital.

Three vehicles were damaged by heavy bullet injuries.

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

Paresh Baruah alias Paresh Asom led ULFA took responsibility of the attack.

In a press statement, the outfit group said it was an attack targeting the security forces protest against the alleged killing of its member Lalit Moran by the Indian Army at Kakajan in Tinsukia district.

Meanwhile, 11 banned organizations of North East India including ULFA and NDFB have called to boycott the Republic Day celebration in the region and announced a general strike on Jan 26.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

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