DIGBOI: At least three soldiers were killed and four injured after a powerful blast hit an army vehicle in Digboi in Tinsukia district of Assam, an official said.
The incident took place at around 5.30 am, in the Pengeri area, Defence public relations officer Lt. Col. Suneet Newton said.
“They (the militants) had planted an improvised explosive device (IED) on the road. When the IED exploded, the convoy stopped. Then the militants fired indiscriminately,” Newton said. The injured soldiers were taken to a hospital, he said.
The blast hit the army convoy as the encounter is underway between the security forces and suspected militants in Tinsukia district.
On Wednesday, militants attacked a van of the Pengeri tea estate killing one person and injuring two others.