Ulfa hit-squad enters Assam from Myanmar | The Daily Star
11:00 PM, July 07, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:00 PM, July 07, 2009

Ulfa hit-squad enters Assam from Myanmar

The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (Ulfa) is planning to stage violent strikes in the run up to Independence Day, with a four-member hit squad sneaking into the state from bases in Myanmar, rebel leaders said yesterday.
"We have information of at least four Ulfa militants, including a senior leader, already entering Assam from Myanmar and planning to carry out attacks ahead of Aug 15,' Prabal Neog, leader of the pro-talk Ulfa faction, told IANS.
Neog is among 150 odd militants of the Alpha and Charlie companies of Ulfa's 28th battalion that entered into a ceasefire with government last year. The 28th battalion is the most potent striking unit of the Ulfa.
"According to our information, the Ulfa group is planning to attack security forces by triggering landmines, blow up oil installations and pipelines, besides trying to target some of our leaders (pro-talk Ulfa)," said Neog, who was earlier a commander of the 28th battalion.
Security forces, meanwhile, stepped up patrol in vulnerable areas in eastern Assam's Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts following the inputs provided by the pro-talk Ulfa leaders about possible attacks by Ulfa militants ahead of Independence Day.

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