Banned outfit ULFA (Independent) has claimed responsibility for the attack on colonial security forces of 9th Rajputana Regiment on Saturday.
The ULFA(I), in a statement signed by Lt Joy Asom of its Publicity Department, claimed that the attacks were carried out by the outfit.
Security forces and suspected ULFA (I) militants exchanged fire on Saturday evening near Khandu area along the Assam-Arunachal border in Tinsukia District.
ULFA-I claimed that more than four soldiers of Rajputana regiment were injured during the attack whereas no casualty from ULFA-I, Lt. Joy Asom said.
According to reports, the incident took place when the suspected militants sighted the security forces at a distance and resorted to unwarranted firing to make way for a safe escape in the thick bushes.