One killed, four injured in Assam firing

One person was killed and four others were injured when suspected Karbi Peoples Liberation Tigers insurgents opened fire on two vehicles on the borders of Karbi Anglong and Golaghat districts in Upper Assam early on Saturday.

Last Updated: Aug 13, 2011, 11:29 AM IST

Diphu: One person was killed and four
others were injured when suspected Karbi Peoples Liberation
Tigers (KPLT) insurgents opened fire on two vehicles on the
borders of Karbi Anglong and Golaghat districts in Upper Assam
early on Saturday.

The militants fired from Karbi Anglong side on a truck
and another vehicle coming from Bokakhat of Golaghat district
around 5.30 am on National Highway 37, official sources said.

The driver of the truck died on the spot, while the
four passengers of the other vehicle were injured, two of them
seriously.

Another 11 people were injured when they tried to flee
the site, the sources said.

The two seriously injured are senior leaders of Asom
Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP).

Meanwhile, normal life was hit in the twin hill
districts of Karbi Anglong and N C Hills by a 60-hour bandh
called by the KPLT that began at 5.00 am to protest the
government`s alleged indifference towards initiating peace
talks with the outfit despite its willingness for dialogue.

PTI