Indian Army Colonel killed in Assam (India)

TEZPUR-Separatists in Assam have intensified their activities in the recent days and things are getting out of control. Few days back eight Indian security forces personnel were killed in a landmine blast. In a recent incident, an Indian Army Colonel-rank doctor and a Jawan were killed when unidentified freedom fighters blew up their vehicle in a powerful IED blast in Assam's Sonitpur district.


While confirming the incident, Indian Defence sources said, the explosion took place in a dense forest area at Chariduar near Bhalukpung, about 30 kilometers from Tezpur, when the two military personnel were accompanying an ambulance in the army vehicle from Tezpur to Tenga in Arunachal Pradesh.
The slain Army officer was identified as Colonel S M Perumal, Commander Officer of 405 field hospital and the Jawan as Naik Ashwini Kumar, who was driving the vehicle. Meanwhile, additional companies of Indian security forces have been dispatched to Bhalukpung area to prevent further attacks by separatists.


Von:, 16.07.2009

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