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Indian Army convoy attacked with grenade at Arunachal's Namsai; ULFA-I claims responsibility
For the upcoming Republic Day celebrations, security has been tightened by the state police along with para military forces and Indian army in Assam.

On Monday, four militant groups including KLO, NSCN(K), NDFB (S) along with ULFA (I) had given a call to boycott the Republic Day.

On the other hand, on Tuesday, five more militant groups, HNLC, NLFT, PKCK, KCP and KYKL called for an 11 hour state bandh on 26 January. Getting threats from insurgent groups, state authorities have been working hard to make all necessary security arrangements.

Along with the rest of the state, security arrangements have also been strengthened in the heart of Northeast and the capital of Assam, Guwahati. Police and armed forces have been keeping a tight vigil on the developments. Several check points have been established on entrance points in to Guwahati along with restrictions imposed on vehicular movement.

According to media reports, a grenade attack over an army convoy took place in Aruranchal's Namsai on Wednesday. The incident happened in the morning around 9.30 am, when a team of the 11 Grenadiers was returning to its camp after an overnight search operation against militants.

As per the news report of TIME8, one army jawan was killed in the attack. The killed jawan has been identified as Rakesh Kumar, from Bikaner, Rajasthan. Two army vehicles were also damaged in the grenade blast.

According to an army sources, suspected Paresh Baruah-led United Liberation Front of Assam-Independent (ULFA-I) militants threw a grenade at the army convoy between Nongtau Khamti and Piyong of Namsai district in Arunachal Pradesh.

In a recent development, ULFA (I) has claimed responsibility forthe ambush at Namsai. According to ULFA (I), they carried out two separate attacks in the morning at Namsai, the first at 7.25 am and the second at 9.45 am. The army jawan was killed in the second attack.

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