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ULFA blast kills 2 Armymen, injures 4

K Anurag in Guwahati | April 26, 2007 21:18 IST

Two of the six armymen who were injured in a powerful explosion carried out by the banned United Liberation Front of Asom militants under at Chongkham in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradeshon Wednesday evening, died in the Army base hospital at Dinjan in Tinsukia district Upper Assam on Thursday.

Initially the Army had claimed that four of its men received minor injury immediately after Wednesday evening's blast under two of its vehicles at Chonhkham in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh.

An Army official informed that condition of one other four injured armymen was very critical. The banned ULFA called up media houses in Guwahati on Wednesday night claiming to have killed 12 Armymen by detonating an improvised explosive device under two Army vehicles at Chongkham.

The ULFA claimed that it was in retaliation to recent killings of its cadres by the Army inside Arunachal Pradesh. The Army recently intensified operation in Lhit, Tirap and Changlang districts of Arunachal Pradesh in view of ULFA using those areas as sanctuary to carry out hit and run operation in neighbouring Upper Assam districts.

Over 50 ULFA men have been killed by the Army since it intensified operation against the ULFA in Upper Assam and neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh in January 2007. It has also choked two vital supply lines of the banned ULFA to its Myanmar camps through Arunachal Pradesh jungles.