Guwahati, January 22 : At least three jawans were killed and two others injured while militants ambushed an Assam Rifles vehicle along Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border in Tinsukia district on Sunday morning.
The militants of ULFA(I) and NSCN(K) attacked on a vehicle of Assam Rifles by grenades and loud explosions heared at Warabasti 12th Mile area on NH-53 near Jagun in the Upper Assam district along border with Arunachal Pradesh.
A top police source said that, three among the five injured jawans succumbed their injuries.
Following the militants ambush, top police and army officials had rushed to the area and launched massive operation against the militant group which comprised over 50 cadres equipped with sophisticated weapons.
Tinsukia district Superintendent of Police Mugdhajyoti Mahanta said that retaliation is going on and army chopper also used in the operation.
Meanwhile, thousands of tourist including foreigners on the way to the Pangshu Pass festival starnded in NH 53.
The tourists and several vehicles stranded between Nampong in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh and Jagun in Assam following the militants attack.
In last year, at least three jawans were killed while the ULFA(I) militants ambushed on an Assam Rifles convoy in Tinsukia district.