ASP killed in an ambush by militants in Assam

Guwahati/New Delhi, Jan. 28, (ANI): Two people, including a senior police officer and an informer, were killed and four others were injured on Tuesday after a police team was ambushed by militants in Assam's Sonitpur district.

The militants had fired on a team of police who were returning to the local police station.

Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Gulzar Hussain was killed in the ambush and four constables suffered bullet injuries. A civilian, said to be a police informer, also sustained bullet injuries.

Joint Secretary, North-East at the Ministry of Home Affairs Shambhu Singh said, "It was an ambush. The police had received information about somebody getting injured. The police had gone to the spot to check. They made a mistake by returning from the same route which they had taken earlier. One ASP has been killed and four constables have been injured. There were two other people who were probably police informers. One was killed and the other was injured. "

The injured have been rushed to the Tezpur Civil Hospital.

The militants are believed to be the members of anti-talk faction of National Democratic Front of Bodoland - Songbijit (NDFB-S), which has been involved in several extortion and killing incidents in Assam.

On January 17, the outfit killed five Hindi-speaking people in Kokrajhar district. (ANI)