The incident took place in South Garo Hills district and the injured policemen have been admitted to hospital.

"GNLA (Garo National Liberation Army) militants planted a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) by the roadside in Jadigittim area injuring five policemen and damaging a police vehicle," District Police Chief Lakardor Syiem told.

He said the policemen were attacked after dropping the the Border Security Force (BSF) troopers, who are engaged in counter-insurgency operation in Garo Hills.

"We have launched an operation in the area to flush out GNLA militants hiding in the area," Syiem said.

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