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Grenade blast near Army base: Massive manhunt on to nab suspected ULFA-I cadres

First Published: 23rd November, 2023 7:52 IST

Alert soldiers posted at the army's Kopahtoli Company Operating Base (COB) averted any serious injury or casualties from the grenade attack by suspected ULFA-I cadres

Security forces have launched a massive manhunt to track down the suspected Ulfa (Independent) cadres who lobbed a grenade targeting the army’s Kopahtoli Company Operating Base (COB) last evening. Army columns had fanned out in search of the militants in order to prevent them from carrying out further subversive acts.

Army sources said that road blockades have been placed towards Namsai and Kakopathar and CCTV footage from the area is being scanned.

The sources said that although the two motorcycle borne youths had tried to lob the grenade targeting the camp, primarily due to the alertness of the on duty sentries, the grenade missed the target which prevented from any kind of desired impact.

Tinsukia Superintendent of Police (SP) Abhijit Gaurav visited the blast site and took stock of the situation.

North East Live had reported a couple of days back that as the winter sets in, militant groups have become desperate to sneak into Arunachal Pradesh and eastern Assam districts to carry out extortion and to purchase arms and ammunition and collect dry ration for their cadres based in the camps of Myanmar.

Watch also: Grenade blast near Army camp in Eastern Assam’s Tinsukia dist, manhunt underway to nab perpetrators

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