Attempt to blow up rail track foiled in Assam, KLO militant killed
Kokrajhar: On the eve
of Independence Day, a joint Army and police team foiled an attempt by Kamtapur
Liberation Organisation (KLO) militants to blow up a stretch of rail track
between Kokrajhar and Guwahati railway stations in Assam.
A KLO militant was
killed in the subsequent encounter between security forces and ultras.
Based on specific
intelligence, the Army and the police had launched an operation at Rabha Para
village late Thursday night and spotted some KLO militants trying to plant an
Improvised Explosive Device on the track, sources said.
The militants opened
fire and the security team retaliated, injuring a KLO militant who later died
in hospital, the sources said.
A 7 kg IED with
detonator, a 7.65 mm pistol, a pistol magazine, some fired cases and live
rounds and two hand grenades were recovered from the spot, the sources said.
The ultras were
planning to blow up the track which falls under North East Frontier Railway to
disrupt Independence Day celebrations, the sources said. (With inputs from