9 oil tankers set afire in Assam-Arunachal border

  • 9 oil tankers set afire in Assam-Arunachal border
17-01-2018 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Suspected United Liberation Front of Assam-Independent ULFA (I) and National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) militants set afire nine tanker trucks at Jagun and Miao connecting road in Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border on Tuesday evening.

According to sources, the tankers were moving from Kharsang in Arunachal Pradesh towards Digboi in when they were set on fire near Jagun. Senior police and Army personnel rushed to the area after the incident was reported. Meanwhile, security has been beefed up in the area following the incident.

Meanwhile, it has been reported that, though the tankers were being escorted by police, they reportedly fled from the spot when the militants started to open fire on the trucks and convoy.

“Nine oil tankers were set on fire. We suspect that National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) militants are behind the incident since the anti-talks faction has a strong presence in the area along the inter-state border,” a senior police official said.

The Assam-Arunachal Tinsukia district has been witnessing militant activities in the recent past. Previously, ULFA (I) militants had killed a man and his son in the district after suspecting them to be spying for the Army. They had also abducted a businessman’s son who was later released in last month.

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