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Truck driver killed in militant firing

A truck driver was killed and four others have been injured when suspected Karbi Peoples Liberation Tigers rebels opened fire on the borders of Karbi Anglong and Golaghat district on Saturday. The incident took place at around 5-30 in the morning on the National Highway No 37 in Bokakhat. The militants were firing from the Karbi Anglong side on a truck and another vehicle. The truck driver died on the spot, while the four passengers of the other vehicle were injured, two of them seriously.

Eleven other people who were coming from Sivasagar on a Bolero were injured as they tried to flee the firing site in panic. The two seriously injured are senior leaders of Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad. The incident took place when normal life was hit in Karbi Anglong by a 60-hour bandh called by the KPLT.

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