Follow Us:
Sunday, October 17, 2021

Assam: Attempt to blow up rail track foiled, KLO terrorist killed

The militants opened fire and the security team retaliated, injuring a KLO militant who later died in hospital, the sources said.

By: PTI | Kokrajhar |
August 14, 2015 2:05:49 pm
Assam, Assam militants, Assam terrorist attack, Assam Kokrajhar, Assam terrorists, Assam railway station terrorists, India news Kokrajhar Railway station. (Source: Google Maps)

On the eve of Independence day, a joint Army and police team foiled an attempt by Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) militants to blow up a stretch of rail track between Kokrajhar and Guwahati railway stations in Assam. A KLO militant was killed in the subsequent encounter between security forces and ultras.

Based on specific intelligence, the Army and the police had launched an operation at Rabha Para village late last night and spotted some KLO militants trying to plant an Improvised Explosive Device on the track, sources said. The militants opened fire and the security team retaliated, injuring a KLO militant who later died in hospital, the sources said.

A 7 kg IED with detonator, a 7.65 mm pistol, a pistol magazine, some fired cases and live rounds and two hand grenades were recovered from the spot, the sources said. The ultras were planning to blow up the track which falls under North East Frontier Railway to disrupt Independence Day celebrations, the sources said.

Start your day the best way
with the Express Morning Briefing

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App.

  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by indianexpress.com.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
X