Haflong, August 27
Five truckers transporting coal were killed and their vehicles set ablaze by suspected militants in Assam’s Dima Hasao district, the police said on Friday.
A group of suspected Dimasa National Liberation Army militants opened fire at the trucks lined up in Rangerbeel area, about 5 km from the Diyunmukh police station, late Thursday night, police officials said.
Two truck drivers were shot dead and three others were burnt alive when their vehicles were set ablaze by the militants.The trucks were carrying coal from Umrangshu in Dima Hasao to Lanka in Hojai district.
Combing operations have been launched to nab the militants. A senior district police officer said that security in the area had been beefed up. The truck owners claimed that the militants had demanded money from them.
They urged the authorities to provide them adequate security. — PTI
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