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Two injured in firing

At least two persons, including an Army officer and a civilian received bullet injuries following indiscriminate firing by suspected militants late Thursday evening at Oxiguri Raimona area in Gossaigaon sub division of Kokrajhar district.

The army was on ambushed late last night at Auxiguri/Raimona area under Saraibil police outpost. Suspected armed militants indiscriminately fired upon army. Later army too retaliated where an army officer and a civilian received injuries.

Injured were immediately rushed to Kokrajhar RNB civil hospital, but later referred to Guwahati Medical College due to critical condition. The injured army officer was identified as Trepatpreet Singh, of Rajput battalion and the civilian was identified as Rufan Tigga of Ambritpur of Gossaigaon sub-division.

The army officer was received minor injury and civilian was hit by three bullet injuries on his body, said doctor in Kokrajhar RNB civil hospital.

‘Investigation into incident is on. The security forces have been intensified their counter insurgency operation in the area’, said Rajen Singh, SP Kokrajhar.

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