Assam Encounter: 2 Personnel Killed, 2 Terrorists Neutralised

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Update: Arunachal-2 terrorists killed in encounter with Assam Rifle Jawans near Jairampur in Changlang. Earlier,2 soldiers lost their lives, reports news agency ANI.

Update: Suspected militants attacked an Assam Rifles vehicle escorting tourists, killing two personnel and injuring several others near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border on Sunday.

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Guwahati: Militants ambushed an Assam Rifles vehicle, triggering an encounter along the Assam-Arunchal Pradesh border this morning.

An Assam Rifles vehicle was attacked by grenades and loud explosions were heard at Barabasti 12th Mile on NH-53 bordering Assam’s Tinsukia district, a defence spokesman said. Security forces retaliated and both are currently locked in an encounter.

The security personnel retaliated and an encounter followed with sporadic firing still continuing. The Assam Rifles vehicle and three vehicles of tourists returning from the Pangsau festival have been damaged in grenade explosions, the spokesman said.

The entire area has been cordoned off with combing operations stepped up in the area and tourists are stranded along the highway. The Pangsau Festival is held along the Indo-Myanmar border in the area.